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FYI on Questions and Answers: Answers to commonly asked "experienced Internet user" questions (RFC1207)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002021D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 15 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G.S. Malkin: AUTHOR [+2]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1207: DOI

Abstract

This FYI RFC is one of two FYI's called, "Questions and Answers" (Q/A), produced by the User Services Working Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The goal is to document the most commonly asked questions and answers in the Internet. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify any standard.

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Network Working Group G. Malkin Request for Comments: 1207 FTP Software, Inc. FYI: 7 A. Marine SRI J. Reynolds ISI February 1991

FYI on Questions and Answers Answers to Commonly asked "Experienced Internet User" Questions

Status of this Memo

This FYI RFC is one of two FYI’s called, "Questions and Answers" (Q/A), produced by the User Services Working Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The goal is to document the most commonly asked questions and answers in the Internet.

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify any standard. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.................................................. 1 2. Acknowledgements.............................................. 3 3. Questions about the Internet.................................. 3 4. Questions About Other Networks and Internets.................. 3 5. Questions About Internet Documentation........................ 4 6. Questions About the Domain Name System (DNS).................. 4 7. Questions About Network Management............................ 7 8. Questions about Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP) and Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) Implementations................. 9 9. Questions About Routing....................................... 11 10. Other Protocol and Standards Implementation Questions........ 11 11. Suggested Reading............................................ 12 12. References................................................... 13 13. Security Considerations...................................... 14 14. Authors’ Addresses........................................... 15

1. Introduction

During the last few months, several people have monitored various major mailing lists and have extracted questions that are important or commonly asked. This FYI RFC is one of two in a series of FYI’s which present the questions and their answers. The first FYI, FYI 4, presented questions new Internet users commonly ask and their answers.

User Services Working Group [Page 1]

RFC 1207 FYI Q/A - for Experienced Internet Users February 1991

The goal of this FYI is to codify the Internet lore so that network operations staff, especially for networks just joining the Internet, will have an accurate and up to date set of references from which to work. Also, redundancies are moved away from the electronic mailing lists so that the lists’ subscribers do not have to read the same queries and answers over and over again.

Although the questions and their responses are taken from various mailing lists, they are presented here loosely grouped by related topic for ease of reading. First the question is presented, then the answer (or answers) as it appeared on the mailing list.

Sometimes the answers are abridged for better use of space. If a question was not answered on the mailing list, the editors provide an answer. These answers are not distinguished from the answers found on the lists. Sometimes, in order to be...

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