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Instructions to RFC Authors (RFC1543)

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Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-13
Document File: 16 page(s) / 20K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Postel: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1543: DOI

Abstract

This Request for Comments (RFC) provides information about the preparation of RFCs, and certain policies relating to the publication of RFCs. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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Network Working Group J. Postel Request for Comments: 1543 ISI Obsoletes: RFCs 1111, 825 October 1993 Category: Informational

Instructions to RFC Authors

Status of this Memo

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

Table of Contents

1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2. Editorial Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3. Format Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3a. ASCII Format Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3b. PostScript Format Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 4. Header . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4a. First Page Heading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4b. Running Header . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4c. Running Footer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 5. Status Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 6. Introduction Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 7. References Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 8. Security Considerations Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 9. Author’s Address Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 10. Relation to other RFCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 11. Protocol Standards Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 12. Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 13. Distribution Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 14. RFC Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 15. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 16. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 17. Author’s Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 18. Appendix - RFC "nroff macros" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

1. Introduction

This Request for Comments (RFC) provides information about the preparation of RFCs, and certain policies relating to the publication of RFCs.

The RFC series of notes covers a broad range of interests. The core topics are the Internet and the TCP/IP protocol suite. However, any

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RFC 1543 Instructions to RFC Authors October 1993

topic related to computer communication may be acceptable at the discretion of the RFC Editor.

Memos proposed to be RFCs may be submitted by anyone. One large source of memos that become RFCs is the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The IETF working groups (WGs) evolve their working memos (known as Internet Drafts or I-Ds) until they feel they are ready for publication, then the memos are reviewed by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG), and if approved sent by the IESG to the RFC Editor.

RFCs are distributed online by being stored as public access files, and a short message is sent to the distribution list indicating the availability of the memo.

The online files are copied by the interested people and printed or displayed at their site on their equi...

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