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Internet Official Protocol Standards (RFC1540)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002372D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-13
Document File: 34 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Postel: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1540: DOI

Abstract

This memo describes the state of standardization of protocols used in the Internet as determined by the Internet Activities Board (IAB). [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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Network Working Group Internet Architecture Board Request for Comments: 1540 J. Postel, Editor Obsoletes: RFCs 1500, 1410, 1360, October 1993 1280, 1250, 1100, 1083, 1130, 1140, 1200 STD: 1 Category: Standards Track

INTERNET 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 Architecture 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. Gateway Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.3. Host Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.4. The MIL-STD Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4. Explanation of Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4.1. Definitions of Protocol State (Maturity Level) . . . . . . 8 4.1.1. Standard Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4.1.2. Draft Standard Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 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 (Requirement Level) . . . 9 4.2.1. Required Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 4.2.2. Recommended Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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RFC 1540 Internet Standards October 1993

6.2. Standard Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 6.3. Network-Specific Standard Protocols . . . . . . . . . . 21 6.4. Draft Standard Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 6.5. Proposed Standard Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 6.6. Telnet Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 6.7. Experimental Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 6.8. Informational Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 6.9. Historic Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 7. Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

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