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RFC, Request for Comments

Date: Wed 28 Nov 2018

RFC is a Request for Comments -- memorandum that documents what have become technology standards or that serve some other purpose (see tracks below).

Types

RFC 2026 (https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2026) outlines the following types of RFCs:

  • Standards Track Maturity Levels
    • Proposed Standards
    • Draft Standards
    • Internet Standards
  • Non-Standards Track Maturity Levels
    • Experimental
    • Informational
    • Historic
  • Best Current Practice

Some important, pertinent examples

  • TCP
    • RFC 675: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc675
    • RFC 793: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc793
    • RFC 1122: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1122
  • IP
    • RFC 791: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc791
    • RFC 1349: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1349
    • RFC 2474: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2474
    • RFC 6864: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6864
  • SMTP
    • RFC 1653: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1653
    • RFC 1870: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1870
    • RFC 5321: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5321
  • IMAP
    • RFC 3501: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3501
    • RFC 2683: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2683
    • RFC 2177: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2177
  • POP
    • RFC 918: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc918
    • RFC 937: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc937
    • RFC 1939: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1939

April Fools RFC:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools%27_Day_Request_for_Comments

linux/rfcs.txt · Last modified: 2019/01/21 11:27 by seanburns