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.
For more complete description see "The Internet Standards Process" BCP-9 and the latest rfcxx00.txt.
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 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) 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 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 7613 obsoletes 4013 Prop SASLprep: Stringprep Profile for User Names and Pa 7601 obsoletes 7410 Prop A Property Types Registry for the Authentication-R 7601 obsoletes 7001 Prop Message Header Field for Indicating Message Authen 7589 obsoletes 5539 Prop NETCONF over Transport Layer Security (TLS) 7578 obsoletes 2388 Prop Returning Values from Forms: multipart/form-data 7564 obsoletes 3454 Prop Preparation of Internationalized Strings ('stringp 7542 obsoletes 4282 Prop The Network Access Identifier 7538 obsoletes 7238 Expe The Hypertext Transfer Protocol Status Code 308 (P 7530 obsoletes 3530 Prop Network File System (NFS) version 4 Protocol 7470 obsoletes 7150 Prop Conveying Vendor-Specific Constraints in the Path 7402 obsoletes 5202 Expe Using the Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP) Tra 7401 obsoletes 5201 Expe Host Identity 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
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):
"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
Lynn Wheeler firstname.lastname@example.org http://manana.garlic.com/~lynn/rfcietf.htm