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IAB official protocol standards (RFC1200)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002014D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 31 page(s) / 37K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1200: DOI

Abstract

This memo describes the state of standardization of protocols used in the Internet as determined by the Internet Activities Board (IAB). An overview of the standards procedures is presented first, followed by discussions of the standardization process and the RFC document series, then the explanation of the terms is presented, the lists of protocols in each stage of standardization follows, and finally pointers to references and contacts for further information.

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Network Working Group Internet Activities Board Request for Comments: 1200 J. Postel, Editor Obsoletes: RFCs 1140, April 1991 1100, 1083, 1130

IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS

Status of this Memo

This memo describes the state of standardization of protocols used in the Internet as determined by the Internet Activities Board (IAB). Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1. The Standardization Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2. The Request for Comments Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3. Other Reference Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.1. Assigned Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.2. Annotated Internet Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.3. Gateway Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.4. Host Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.5. The MIL-STD Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4. Explanation of Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4.1. Definitions of Protocol State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4.1.1. Standard Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4.1.2. Draft Standard Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4.1.3. Proposed Standard Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4.1.4. Experimental Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4.1.5. Informational Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4.1.6. Historic Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4.2. Definitions of Protocol Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 4.2.1. Required Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 4.2.2. Recommended Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 4.2.3. Elective Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 4.2.4. Limited Use Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 4.2.5. Not Recommended Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 5. The Standards Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 5.1. The RFC Processing Decision Table . . . . . . . . . . . 10 5.2. The Standards Track Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 6. The Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 6.1. Recent Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 6.1.1. New RFCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 6.1.2. Other Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

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6.2. Standard Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 6.3. Network-Specific Standard Protocols . . . . . . . . . . 23 6.4. Draft Standard Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 6.5. Proposed Standard Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 6.6. Experimental Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 6.7. Informational Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 6.8. Historic Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 7. Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 7.1. IAB, IETF, and IRTF Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 7....

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