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The Internet Standards Process (RFC1310)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002131D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 23 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

L. Chapin: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1310: DOI

Abstract

This memo documents the process currently used for the standardization of Internet protocols and procedures. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group Internet Activities Board Request for Comments: 1310 Lyman Chapin, Chair March 1992

The Internet Standards Process

Status of this Memo

This informational memo presents the current procedures for creating and documenting Internet Standards. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION ................................................. 2 1.1. Internet Standards ....................................... 2 1.2. Organization ............................................. 3 2. THE INTERNET STANDARDS PROCESS ............................... 4 2.1. Introduction ............................................. 4 2.2. The Internet Standards Track ............................. 5 2.3. Requests for Comments (RFCs) ............................. 5 2.4. Internet Drafts .......................................... 6 2.5. Internet Assigned Number Authority (IANA) ................ 7 2.6. Review and Approval ...................................... 8 2.7. Entering the Standards Track ............................. 9 2.8. Advancing in the Standards Track ......................... 9 2.9. Revising a Standard ...................................... 10 3. NOMENCLATURE ................................................. 10 3.1 Types of Specifications .................................. 10 3.2 Standards Track Maturity Levels .......................... 12 3.3 Non-Standards Track Maturity Levels ...................... 13 3.4 Requirement Levels ....................................... 14 4. EXTERNAL STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS ........................ 15 5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS ................................. 17 6. PATENT POLICY ................................................ 17 6.1 Statement from Patent Holder ............................. 18 6.2 Record of Statement ...................................... 18 6.3 Notice ................................................... 18 6.4 Identifying Patents ...................................... 19 7. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND REFERENCES ............................... 19 APPENDIX A: GLOSSARY ............................................. 20 APPENDIX B: UNRESOLVED ISSUES .................................... 21 Security Considerations .......................................... 23 Author’s Address ................................................. 23

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RFC 1310 Internet Standards Process March 1992

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Internet Standards

This memo documents the process currently used for the standardization of Internet protocols and procedures.

The Internet, a loosely-organized international collaboration of autonomous, interconnected networks, supports host-to-host communication through voluntary adherence to open protocols and procedures defined by Internet Standards. There are also many isolated internets, i.e., sets of interconnected networks, that are not connected to the Internet but use the Internet Standards. The architecture and technical specifications of the Internet are the re...

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