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Netiquette Guidelines (RFC1855)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004111D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 17 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Hambridge: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document provides a minimum set of guidelines for Network Etiquette (Netiquette) which organizations may take and adapt for their own use. As such, it is deliberately written in a bulleted format to make adaptation easier and to make any particular item easy (or easier) to find. It also functions as a minimum set of guidelines for individuals, both users and administrators. This memo is the product of the Responsible Use of the Network (RUN) Working Group of the IETF.

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Network Working Group S. Hambridge

Request For Comments: 1855 Intel Corp.

FYI: 28 October 1995

Category: Informational

Netiquette Guidelines

Status of This Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This document provides a minimum set of guidelines for Network

Etiquette (Netiquette) which organizations may take and adapt for

their own use. As such, it is deliberately written in a bulleted

format to make adaptation easier and to make any particular item easy

(or easier) to find. It also functions as a minimum set of

guidelines for individuals, both users and administrators. This memo

is the product of the Responsible Use of the Network (RUN) Working

Group of the IETF.

Table of Contents

1.0 Introduction 1

2.0 One-to-One Communication 2

3.0 One-to-Many Communication 7

4.0 Information Services 14

5.0 Selected Bibliography 18

6.0 Security Considerations 21

7.0 Author's Address 21

1.0 Introduction

In the past, the population of people using the Internet had "grown

up" with the Internet, were technically minded, and understood the

nature of the transport and the protocols. Today, the community of

Internet users includes people who are new to the environment. These

"Newbies" are unfamiliar with the culture and don't need to know

about transport and protocols. In order to bring these new users into

the Internet culture quickly, this Guide offers a minimum set of

behaviors which organizations and individuals may take and adapt for

their own use. Individuals should be aware that no matter who

supplies their Internet access, be it an Internet Service Provider

through a private account, or a student account at a University, or

an account through a corporation, that those organizations have

regulations about ownership of mail and files, about what is proper

to post or send, and how to present yourself. Be sure to check with

the local authority for specific guidelines.

We've organized this material into three sections: One-to-one

communication, which includes mail and talk; One-to-many

communications, which includes mailing lists and NetNews; and

Information Services, which includes ftp, WWW, Wais, Gopher, MUDs and

MOOs. Finally, we have a Selected Bibliography, which may be used

for reference.

2.0 One-to-One Communication (electronic mail, talk)

We define one-to-one communications as those in which a person is

communicating with a...