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Categorization and guide to NWG/RFCs (RFC0100)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004864D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Feb-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-29
Document File: 38 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

P.M. Karp: AUTHOR

Abstract

The NWG/RFC Guide is an attempt to introduce some order into the NWG/RFC series, which now numbers 102. The Guide categorizes the NWG/RFC notes, identifies topics under discussion and the relevant NWG/RFCs, and indicates whether the notes are current, obsolete, or superseded.

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Network Working Group                                             P. Karp

Request for Comments: XXXX                                          MITRE

NIC: 5761                                                26 February 1971

                  Categorization and Guide to NWG/RFCs

   The NWG/RFC Guide is an attempt to introduce some order into the

   NWG/RFC series, which now numbers 102.  The Guide categorizes the

   NWG/RFC notes, identifies topics under discussion and the relevant

   NWG/RFCs, and indicates whether the notes are current, obsolete, or

   superseded.

   A minimum subset of NWG/RFCs is identified.  This subset consists of

   the NWG/RFCs that one should read to quickly become familiar with the

   current status of topics.

   For historical reasons and for readers interested in tracing through

   the stages of development of a topic, a brief summary is given for

   each NWG/RFC relevant to a particular category.

   This initial Guide is being issued as a NWG/RFC since it establishes

   the basis for future releases.  So, please comment! Suggestions,

   criticism, corrections, etc., will be accepted for a period of

   approximately two weeks.  Be critical as I have not had to implement

   an NCP and probably have some misconceptions regarding various

   technical points.  An official version will be released on March 26.

   The Guide will then be a unique series of documents, separate from

   NWG/RFCs (as is the Document No. 1, No. 2 series).

   With regard to renumbering NWG/RFCs, I am inclined to keep she

   sequential numbering scheme presently employed.  The main reason for

   this position is that the current numbers have both historical and

   semantic significance.  For example, reference to "#33, #66, #83,

   etc." is a convenient shorthand (reminiscent of the old corny joke

   about joke #s) used extensively during meetings.  The list of

   "current status" NWG/RFC numbers should dispel any fear of

   maintaining stacks of NWG/RFCs for quick reference.  The subject is

   not closed, however, and I will entertain any objections,

   suggestions, etc.

GUIDE TO NETWORK WORKING GROUP/REQUEST FOR COMMENTS

   The NWG/RFC notes are partitioned into 9 categories, which in turn

   are divided into subcategories.  For each category the official

   document (if any), unresolved issues, and documents to be published

   are identified.

Karp                                                            [Page 1]

RFC 100           Categorization & Guide to NWG/RFC's   26 February 1971

   For each subcategory, relevant NWG/RFCs are listed and a brief

   description of the topics addressed in each note is given.

   The categories are again listed and the current NWG/RFCs identified

   (p. 23).  The NWG/RFCs in the list comprise the subset defining

   "current status".  Note that most of the documentation in the subset

   addresses topics in Category D - Subsystem Level Protocol, where at

   the present time most issues are unresolved.

   Finally, the NWG/RFCs are listed by number, with a reference to the

   relevant categories (p. 26).

A. ADMINISTRATIVE

A.1 Distribution list

   NWG/RFC #s: 3, 10, 16, 24, 27, 30, 37, 52, 69, 95

   The distribution list contains names, addresses, and phone numbers

   for recipients of NWG/RFCs.  The most recent list, NWG/RFC 95,

   designates the Technical Liaison as the recipie...