July 7, 2014
First, I have to define the term RFC. The acronym "RFC" stands for "Request for Comment". This refers to a description of a standard for new or modified internet or networking protocols. When standards are proposed, they are made available for public comment so that they can be refined and agreed upon. The document which details the proposed standards is called a "request for comment" document, or RFC. When the standards are finalized, they keep the same "RFC" Three organizations under the Internet Society are responsible for the actual work of standards development and publication: Three organizations under the Internet Society are responsible for the actual work of standards development and publication:name. Now a Request for Comments (RFC) is a publication of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Society, the principal technical development and standards-setting bodies for the Internet. Request for Comments documents were invented by Steve Crocker in 1969 to help record unofficial notes on the development of ARPANET. RFCs have since become official documents of Internet specifications, communications protocols, procedures, and events. Today, it is the official publication channel for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), and — to some extent — the global community of computer network researchers in general. A new model was proposed in 2008, refined, and published in August 2009, splitting the task into several roles, including the RFC Series Advisory Group (RSAG). (The model was updated in 2012. The RFC series contains three sub-series for IETF RFCs. Not all RFCs are standards. Each RFC is assigned a designation with regard to status within the Internet standardization process. This is a partial list of RFCs (request for comments memoranda). I wasn 't aware of how many RFC 's there are, and found to my
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