RFC Abstracts

RFC2371 - Transaction Internet Protocol Version 3.0
In many applications where different nodes cooperate on some work, there is a need to guarantee that the work happens atomically. That is, each node must reach the same conclusion as to whether the work is to be completed, even in the face of failures. This document proposes a simple, easily-implemented protocol for achieving this end. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2370 - The OSPF Opaque LSA Option
This memo defines enhancements to the OSPF protocol to support a new class of link-state advertisements (LSA) called Opaque LSAs. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2369 - The Use of URLs as Meta-Syntax for Core Mail List Commands and their Transport through Message Header Fields
The mailing list command specification header fields are a set of structured fields to be added to email messages sent by email distribution lists. By including these header fields, list servers can make it possible for mail clients to provide automated tools for users to perform list functions. This could take the form of a menu item, push button, or other user interface element. The intent is to simplify the user experience, providing a common interface to the often cryptic and varied mailing list manager commands. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2368 - The mailto URL scheme
This document defines the format of Uniform Resource Locators (URL) for designating electronic mail addresses. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2367 - PF_KEY Key Management API, Version 2
A generic key management API that can be used not only for IP Security but also for other network security services is presented in this document. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2366 - Definitions of Managed Objects for Multicast over UNI 3.0/3.1 based ATM Networks
This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. In particular, it describes managed objects for IP hosts and routers that use a Multicast Address Resolution Server (MARS) to support IP multicast over ATM, as described in 'Support for Multicast over UNI 3.0/3.1 based ATM Networks'. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2365 - Administratively Scoped IP Multicast
This document defines the "administratively scoped IPv4 multicast space" to be the range 239.0.0.0 to 239.255.255.255. In addition, it describes a simple set of semantics for the implementation of Administratively Scoped IP Multicast. Finally, it provides a mapping between the IPv6 multicast address classes [RFC1884] and IPv4 multicast address classes. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.
RFC2364 - PPP Over AAL5
This document describes the use of ATM Adaptation Layer 5 (AAL5) for framing PPP encapsulated packets. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2363 - PPP Over FUNI
This document describes the use of ATM Frame User Network Interface (FUNI) for framing PPP encapsulated packets. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2362 - Protocol Independent Multicast-Sparse Mode (PIM-SM): Protocol Specification
This document describes a protocol for efficiently routing to multicast groups that may span wide-area (and inter-domain) internets. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
RFC2361 - WAVE and AVI Codec Registries
The purpose of this paper is to establish a mechanism by which codecs registered within Microsoft's WAVE and AVI Registries may be referenced within the IANA Namespace by Internet applications. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2360 - Guide for Internet Standards Writers
This document is a guide for Internet standard writers. It defines those characteristics that make standards coherent, unambiguous, and easy to interpret. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.
RFC2359 - IMAP4 UIDPLUS extension
The UIDPLUS extension of the Internet Message Access Protocol [IMAP4] provides a set of features intended to reduce the amount of time and resources used by some client operations. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2358 - Definitions of Managed Objects for the Ethernet-like Interface Types
This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. This memo obsoletes RFC 1650 "Definitions of Managed Objects for the Ethernet-like Interface Types using SMIv2". This memo extends that specification by including management information useful for the management of 100 Mb/s Ethernet interfaces. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2357 - IETF Criteria for Evaluating Reliable Multicast Transport and Application Protocols
This memo describes the procedures and criteria for reviewing reliable multicast protocols within the Transport Area (TSV) of the IETF. Within today's Internet, important applications exist for a reliable multicast service. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2356 - Sun's SKIP Firewall Traversal for Mobile IP
The Mobile IP specification establishes the mechanisms that enable a mobile host to maintain and use the same IP address as it changes its point of attachment to the network. The mechanisms described in this document allow a mobile node out on a public sector of the internet to negotiate access past a SKIP firewall, and construct a secure channel into its home network. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2355 - TN3270 Enhancements
This document describes a protocol that more fully supports 3270 devices than do traditional tn3270 practices. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2354 - Options for Repair of Streaming Media
This document summarizes a range of possible techniques for the repair of continuous media streams subject to packet loss. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2353 - APPN/HPR in IP Networks APPN Implementers' Workshop Closed Pages Document
This memo defines a method with which HPR nodes can use IP networks for communication, and the enhancements to APPN required by this method. This memo also describes an option set that allows the use of the APPN connection network model to allow HPR nodes to use IP networks for communication without having to predefine link connections. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2352 - A Convention For Using Legal Names as Domain Names
The purpose of this memo is to focus discussion on the particular problems with the exhaustion of the top level domain space in the Internet and the possible conflicts that can occur when multiple organisations are vying for the same name. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2351 - Mapping of Airline Reservation, Ticketing, and Messaging Traffic over IP
This memo specifies a protocol for the encapsulation of the airline specific protocol over IP. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2349 - TFTP Timeout Interval and Transfer Size Options
The Trivial File Transfer Protocol is a simple, lock-step, file transfer protocol which allows a client to get or put a file onto a remote host. This document describes two TFTP options. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2348 - TFTP Blocksize Option
The Trivial File Transfer Protocol is a simple, lock-step, file transfer protocol which allows a client to get or put a file onto a remote host. This document describes a TFTP option which allows the client and server to negotiate a blocksize more applicable to the network medium. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2347 - TFTP Option Extension
The Trivial File Transfer Protocol is a simple, lock-step, file transfer protocol which allows a client to get or put a file onto a remote host. This document describes a simple extension to TFTP to allow option negotiation prior to the file transfer. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2346 - Making Postscript and PDF International
Certain text formats, for example Postscript (MIME-Type: application/postscript; file extension .ps) and Portable Document Format (MIME-Type: application/pdf; file extension .pdf) specify exactly the page layout of the printed document. The commonly used paper format is different in North America and the rest of the world. North America uses the 'Letter' format, while the rest of the world mostly uses the ISO-standard 'A4' format. This means that documents formatted on one continent may not be easily printable on another continent. This memo gives advice on how to produce documents which are equally well printable with the Letter and the A4 formats. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2345 - Domain Names and Company Name Retrieval
This document proposes a company name to URL mapping service based on the oldest and least complex of Internet directory protocols, whois, in order to explore whether an extremely simple and widely-deployed protocol can succeed where more complex and powerful options have failed or been excessively delayed. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
RFC2344 - Reverse Tunneling for Mobile IP
This document proposes backwards-compatible extensions to Mobile IP in order to support topologically correct reverse tunnels. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2343 - RTP Payload Format for Bundled MPEG
This document describes a payload type for bundled, MPEG-2 encoded video and audio data that may be used with RTP, version 2. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
RFC2342 - IMAP4 Namespace
This document defines a NAMESPACE command that allows a client to discover the prefixes of namespaces used by a server for personal mailboxes, other users' mailboxes, and shared mailboxes. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2341 - Cisco Layer Two Forwarding (Protocol) "L2F"
This document describes the Layer Two Forwarding protocol (L2F) which permits the tunneling of the link layer (i.e., HDLC, async HDLC, or SLIP frames) of higher level protocols. This memo describes a historic protocol for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2340 - Nortel's Virtual Network Switching (VNS) Overview
This document provides an overview of Virtual Network Switching (VNS). This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2339 - An Agreement Between the Internet Society, the IETF, and Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the matter of NFS V.4 Protocols
This Request for Comments records an agreement between Sun Microsystems, Inc. and the Internet Society to permit the flow of Sun's Network File System specifications into the Internet Standards process conducted by the Internet Engineering Task Force. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2338 - Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
This memo defines the Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP). VRRP specifies an election protocol that dynamically assigns responsibility for a virtual router to one of the VRRP routers on a LAN. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2337 - Intra-LIS IP multicast among routers over ATM using Sparse Mode PIM
This document describes how intra-LIS IP multicast can be efficiently supported among routers over ATM without using the Multicast Address Resolution Server (MARS). This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.
RFC2336 - Classical IP and ARP over ATM to NHRP Transition
This document describes methods and procedures for the graceful transition from an ATMARP LIS to an NHRP LIS network model over ATM. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2335 - A Distributed NHRP Service Using SCSP
This document describes a method for distributing an NHRP service within a LIS. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2334 - Server Cache Synchronization Protocol (SCSP)
This document describes the Server Cache Synchronization Protocol (SCSP) and is written in terms of SCSP's use within Non Broadcast Multiple Access (NBMA) networks; although, a somewhat straight forward usage is applicable to BMA networks. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2333 - NHRP Protocol Applicability Statement
As required by the Routing Protocol Criteria [RFC 1264], this memo discusses the applicability of the Next Hop Resolution Protocol (NHRP) in routing of IP datagrams over Non-Broadcast Multiple Access (NBMA) networks, such as ATM, SMDS and X.25. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2332 - NBMA Next Hop Resolution Protocol (NHRP)
This document describes the NBMA Next Hop Resolution Protocol (NHRP). NHRP can be used by a source station (host or router) connected to a Non-Broadcast, Multi-Access (NBMA) subnetwork to determine the internetworking layer address and NBMA subnetwork addresses of the "NBMA next hop" towards a destination station. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2331 - ATM Signalling Support for IP over ATM - UNI Signalling 4.0 Update
This memo describes how to efficiently use the ATM call control signalling procedures defined in UNI Signalling 4.0 to support IP over ATM environments as described in RFC 2225 and in RFC 2332. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2330 - Framework for IP Performance Metrics
The purpose of this memo is to define a general framework for particular metrics to be developed by the IETF's IP Performance Metrics effort. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2329 - OSPF Standardization Report
This memo documents how the requirements for advancing a routing protocol to Full Standard have been met for OSPFv2. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2328 - OSPF Version 2
This memo documents version 2 of the OSPF protocol. OSPF is a link- state routing protocol. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2327 - SDP: Session Description Protocol
This document defines the Session Description Protocol, SDP. SDP is intended for describing multimedia sessions for the purposes of session announcement, session invitation, and other forms of multimedia session initiation. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2326 - Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)
The Real Time Streaming Protocol, or RTSP, is an application-level protocol for control over the delivery of data with real-time properties. RTSP provides an extensible framework to enable controlled, on-demand delivery of real-time data, such as audio and video. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2325 - Definitions of Managed Objects for Drip-Type Heated Beverage Hardware Devices using SMIv2
This memo defines an extension to the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. In particular, it defines objects for the management of coffee-brewing and maintenance devices. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2324 - Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol (HTCPCP/1.0)
This document describes HTCPCP, a protocol for controlling, monitoring, and diagnosing coffee pots. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2323 - IETF Identification and Security Guidelines
This RFC is meant to represent a guideline by which the IETF conferences may run more effeciently with regards to identification and security protocols, with specific attention paid to a particular sub-group within the IETF: "facial hairius extremis". This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2322 - Management of IP numbers by peg-dhcp
This RFC describes a protocol to dynamically hand out ip-numbers on field networks and small events that don't necessarily have a clear organisational body. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2321 - RITA -- The Reliable Internetwork Troubleshooting Agent
A Description of the usage of Nondeterministic Troubleshooting and Diagnostic Methodologies as applied to today's complex nondeterministic networks and environments. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.