Requirements for Internet gateways - draft (RFC0985)
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Jul-13
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
National Science Foundation: AUTHOR [+2]
The following sections are intended as an introduction and background for those unfamiliar with the DARPA Internet architecture and the Internet gateway model. General background and discussion on the Internet architecture and supporting protocol suite can be found in the DDN Protocol Handbook  and ARPANET Information Brochure , both available from the Network Information Center, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Readers familiar with these concepts can proceed directly to Section 2.
Network Working Group Network Technical Advisory Group Request for Comments: 985 NSF
Requirements for Internet Gateways Draft
Status of this Memo
This RFC summarizes the requirements for gateways to be used on networks supporting the DARPA Internet protocols. While it applies specifically to National Science Foundation research programs, the requirements are stated in a general context and are believed applicable throughout the Internet community. This document was prepared by the Gateway Requirements Subcommittee of the NSF Network Technical Advisory Group in cooperation with the Internet Activities Board, Internet Architecture Task Force and Internet Engineering Task Force. It requests discussion and suggestions for improvements. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.
The purpose of this document is to present guidance for vendors offering products that might be used or adapted for use in an Internet application. It enumerates the protocols required and gives references to RFCs and other documents describing the current specifications. In a number of cases the specifications are evolving and may contain ambiguous or incomplete information. In these cases further discussion giving specific guidance is included in this document. Specific policy issues relevant to the NSF scientific networking community are summarized in an Appendix.
This is a DRAFT edition of this statement of gateway requirements. Comments are sought on this document for consideration and possibly incorporated in the final edition. Comments are especially sought from those actually developing gateways, particular vendors and potential vendors of gateways. The period for comments is 90 days ending 15-Aug-86, at which time revised edition will be issued with a new RFC number.
Suggestions and comments on this document can be sent to the subcommittee chairman Dave Mills (email@example.com), or NTAG committee chairman Dave Farber (firstname.lastname@example.org). The subcommittee members, present affiliations and Internet mailboxes are as follows:
Hank Dardy, NRL email@example.com Dave Farber, U Delaware firstname.lastname@example.org Dennis Jennings, JVNC email@example.com
NTAG [Page 1]
RFC 985 May 1986 Requirements for Internet Gateways DRAFT
Larry Landweber, U Wisconsin firstname.lastname@example.org Tony Lauck, DEC email@example.com Dave Mills (Chairman), Linkabit firstname.lastname@example.org Dennis Perry, DARPA/IPTO email@example.com
The subcommittee wishes to thank the following additional contributors and invited referees:
Len Bosack, Stanford U/CISCO firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Braden, ISI email@example.com Hans-Werner Braun, U Michigan firstname.lastname@example.org Noel Chiappa, MIT/Proteon email@example.com Doug Comer, Purdue U firstname.lastname@example.org Ira Fuchs, Princeton U email@example.com Ed Krol, U Illinois firstname.lastname@example.org Barry Leine...