(For frames version CLICK HERE). This is an HTML presentation of IETF standards information (2017/03/18) taken from RFC editor announcements and rfc-index file. IETF summarizes standards in rfcxx00.txt. -- By default all information (except the RFC summaries) will show up in the upper frame. Clicking on a RFC number will display its summary entry in the lower frame (see misc. notes). It is also possible to click on something like the "keyword" index first (to put it in another window) before clicking "frames version". Misc. historical references. Comments to


Format of Request For Comment (RFC) summary entries

Title of RFC, Author 1, .. Author N, Issue date (#pp) (.txt=nnnn .ps=nnnn) (FYI-#) (STD-#) (BCP-#) (RTR-#) (Obsoletes ##) (Updates ##) (Refs ##) (protocol) (was draft)
RFCs that have been obsoleted have a "-" following NUM. The ".txt" (and/or ".ps") format field maps to URL of the file at (nnnn is size of the file), clicking on the format field will pull the RFC file from

Misc. Notes

There is only one set of files and most href's include "target" specifications. If you are running a browser with frames support and do not select "frames", different files will be placed in different browser windows. There also seems to be some frame implementation variations.

For some time the working group name from the IETF email announcements have been used as a keyword. As a result the keyword organization of RFCs will include lists of RFCs done by working group.

Misc. other RFCs of possible interest: "Not All RFCs are Standards" 1796, "Architectural Principles of the Internet" 1958, and "Guide for Internet Standards Writers" 2360.

The draft and proposed standards list include age of RFCs in months (with months >24 displayed in bold). Standards and Protocols documented by obsoleted RFC have number displayed in bold. Protocol names that match port protocol have the port number listed.

Author, Date, and Term indexes have RFCs documenting standards displayed in bold.

email addresses are extracted from RFC editor announcements and included in the Author index. Authors (typically organizations) that are also listed as terms, have their associated RFCs listed as such in the term index.

There has been quite a bit of data cleaning, especially with respect to updates/obsoletes and author names. In the RFC index entries, the author order is not preserved when loading into the database. When re-creating the author list for a RFC, it is built in alphabetical order.

There are a couple instances where Obsoletes/Updates may not be listed:

RFC text files are now being scanned for References section and the information extracted and presented in manner similar to Updates/UpdatedBy. Also, RFCs that mutually reference each other have the References relationship converted to symmetric "SeeAlso". For more detail, see detailed discussion

The IETF draft origin of an RFC will be listed for the first six months after it has been made an RFC.

Standards Overview

For more complete description see "The Internet Standards Process" BCP-9 and the latest rfcxx00.txt.

Standard Protocol
A specification for which significant implementation and successful operational experience has been obtained may be elevated to the Internet Standard level. An Internet Standard (which may simply be referred to as a Standard) is characterized by a high degree of technical maturity and by a generally held belief that the specified protocol or service provides significant benefit to the Internet community.
Draft Standard Protocol
A specification from which at least two independent and interoperable implementations from different code bases have been developed, and for which sufficient successful operational experience has been obtained, may be elevated to the "Draft Standard" level. For the purposes of this section, "interoperable" means to be functionally equivalent or interchangeable components of the system or process in which they are used. If patented or otherwise controlled technology is required for implementation, the separate implementations must also have resulted from separate exercise of the licensing process. Elevation to Draft Standard is a major advance in status, indicating a strong belief that the specification is mature and will be useful.
Proposed Standard Protocol
The entry-level maturity for the standards track is "Proposed Standard". A specific action by the IESG is required to move a specification onto the standards track at the "Proposed Standard" level.
Experimental Protocol
The "Experimental" designation typically denotes a specification that is part of some research or development effort. Such a specification is published for the general information of the Internet technical community and as an archival record of the work, subject only to editorial considerations and to verification that there has been adequate coordination with the standards process (see below). An Experimental specification may be the output of an organized Internet research effort (e.g., a Research Group of the IRTF), an IETF Working Group, or it may be an individual contribution.
Historical Protocol
A specification that has been superseded by a more recent specification or is for any other reason considered to be obsolete is assigned to the "Historic" level. (Purists have suggested that the word should be "Historical"; however, at this point the use of "Historic" is historical.)

Obsoleted Protocols

Information that used to appear STD-1 section 6.10 (misc. examples 2000, 2200, 2300, 2400). Only obsoleted standards listed in rfcxx00.txt are listed (standards that were published since and then obsoleted are not listed).

1390 obsoletes 1188 Draf A Proposed Standard for the Transmission of IP Dat
8122 obsoletes 4572 Prop Connection-Oriented Media Transport over the Trans
8106 obsoletes 6106 Prop IPv6 Router Advertisement Options for DNS Configur
8098 obsoletes 3798 Draf Message Disposition Notification
8077 obsoletes 6723 Prop Update of the Pseudowire Control-Word Negotiation 
8077 obsoletes 4447 Prop Pseudowire Setup and Maintenance Using the Label D
8048 obsoletes 7248 Prop Interworking between the Session Initiation Protoc
8046 obsoletes 5206 Expe End-Host Mobility and Multihoming with the Host Id
8029 obsoletes 7537 Prop IANA Registries for LSP Ping Code Points
8029 obsoletes 6829 Prop Label Switched Path (LSP) Ping for Pseudowire Forw
8029 obsoletes 6424 Prop Mechanism for Performing Label Switched Path Ping 
8029 obsoletes 4379 Prop Detecting Multi-Protocol Label Switched (MPLS) Dat
8011 obsoletes 2911 Prop Internet Printing Protocol/1.1: Model and Semantic
8011 obsoletes 3381 Prop Internet Printing Protocol (IPP): Job Progress Att
8010 obsoletes 2910 Prop Internet Printing Protocol/1.1: Encoding and Trans
8010 obsoletes 3382 Prop Internet Printing Protocol (IPP): The 'collection'
8005 obsoletes 5205 Expe Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Domain Name System (D
8004 obsoletes 5204 Expe Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Rendezvous Extension
8003 obsoletes 5203 Expe Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Registration Extensio
8002 obsoletes 6253 Expe Host Identity Protocol Certificates
7981 obsoletes 4971 Prop Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS)
7970 obsoletes 6685 Prop Expert Review for Incident Object Description Exch
7970 obsoletes 5070 Prop The Incident Object Description Exchange Format
7942 obsoletes 6982 Expe Improving Awareness of Running Code: The Implement
7939 obsoletes 6779 Prop Definition of Managed Objects for the Neighborhood
7935 obsoletes 6485 Prop The Profile for Algorithms and Key Sizes for Use i
7915 obsoletes 6145 Prop IP/ICMP Translation Algorithm
7888 obsoletes 2088 Prop IMAP4 non-synchronizing literals
7826 obsoletes 2326 Prop Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)
7780 obsoletes 7180 Prop Transparent Interconnection of Lots of Links (TRIL
7770 obsoletes 4970 Prop Extensions to OSPF for Advertising Optional Router
7766 obsoletes 5966 Prop DNS Transport over TCP - Implementation Requiremen
7761 obsoletes 4601 Prop Protocol Independent Multicast - Sparse Mode (PIM-
7730 obsoletes 6490 Prop Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) Trust An
7680 obsoletes 2680 Prop A One-way Packet Loss Metric for IPPM
7679 obsoletes 2679 Prop A One-way Delay Metric for IPPM
7661 obsoletes 2861 Expe TCP Congestion Window Validation
7658 obsoletes 4008 Prop Definitions of Managed Objects for Network Address
7622 obsoletes 6122 Prop Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP):
7615 obsoletes 2617 Draf HTTP Authentication: Basic and Digest Access Authe
7601 obsoletes 7410 Prop A Property Types Registry for the Authentication-R
7601 obsoletes 7001 Prop Message Header Field for Indicating Message Authen
7578 obsoletes 2388 Prop Returning Values from Forms:  multipart/form-data
7564 obsoletes 3454 Prop Preparation of Internationalized Strings ('stringp
7530 obsoletes 3530 Prop Network File System (NFS) version 4 Protocol
7323 obsoletes 1323 Prop TCP Extensions for High Performance
7303 obsoletes 3023 Prop XML Media Types
7230 obsoletes 2616 Draf Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1
7143 obsoletes 3720 Prop Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI)
4305 obsoletes 2404 Prop The Use of HMAC-SHA-1-96 within ESP and AH
3376 obsoletes 2236 Prop Internet Group Management Protocol, Version 2

Archeological References

20th Anniversary Of The Internet!, also #1, #2, #3. also RFCs: 801 and 832, 833, 834, 835, 836, 837, 838, 839, 842, 843, 845, 846, 847, 848, 876

Early IETF History (April 1969 to March 1987): 1000 "Request For Comments reference guide".
Also: "30 Years of RFCs" 2555 ,
Hobbes' Internet Timeline 2235,
"Working with Jon, Tribute delivered at UCLA" 2441.

reference to: NSFnet Announcement and Award
reference to: NSFnet -- 20 Years of Internet Obscurity and Insight
and a few old NSFnet related emails

Other References

Domain Name Registration by Network Solutions
Finding Information on the Internet: A TUTORIAL
C S R C - Guidance / Publications / Library
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Home Page
Welcome to APNIC Global Environmnet for Network Innovations
RIPE NCC: Homepage
American National Standards Institute
Internet RFC/FYI/STD/BCP Archives
IANA Home Page
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IRTF Home Page
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Internet Society (ISOC) All About The Internet: History of the Internet
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The rfc-dist Archives
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W3C - The World Wide Web Consortium
XIWT Home Page


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Lynn Wheeler
Sat Mar 18 12:40:23 2017