RFC Abstracts

RFC2320 - Definitions of Managed Objects for Classical IP and ARP Over ATM Using SMIv2 (IPOA-MIB)
The purpose of this memo is to define the Management Information Base (MIB) for supporting Classical IP and ARP over ATM as specified in Classical IP and ARP over ATM. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2319 - Ukrainian Character Set KOI8-U
This document provides information about character encoding KOI8-U (KOI8 Ukrainian) wich is a de-facto standard in Ukrainian Internet community. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2318 - The text/css Media Type
This memo provides information about the text/css Media Type. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2317 - Classless IN-ADDR.ARPA delegation
This document describes a way to do IN-ADDR.ARPA delegation on non-octet boundaries for address spaces covering fewer than 256 addresses. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.
RFC2316 - Report of the IAB Security Architecture Workshop
On 3-5 March 1997, the IAB held a security architecture workshop at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ. We identified the core security components of the architecture, and specified several documents that need to be written. Most importantly, we agreed that security was not optional, and that it needed to be designed in from the beginning. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2315 - PKCS #7: Cryptographic Message Syntax Version 1.5
This document describes a general syntax for data that may have cryptography applied to it, such as digital signatures and digital envelopes. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2314 - PKCS #10: Certification Request Syntax Version 1.5
This document describes a syntax for certification requests. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2313 - PKCS #1: RSA Encryption Version 1.5
This document describes a method for encrypting data using the RSA public-key cryptosystem. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2312 - S/MIME Version 2 Certificate Handling
This memo describes the mechanisms S/MIME uses to create and validate keys using certificates. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2311 - S/MIME Version 2 Message Specification
This document describes a protocol for adding cryptographic signature and encryption services to MIME data. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2310 - The Safe Response Header Field
This document defines a HTTP response header field called Safe, which can be used to indicate that repeating a HTTP request is safe. Such an indication will allow user agents to handle retries of some safe requests, in particular safe POST requests, in a more user-friendly way.
RFC2309 - Recommendations on Queue Management and Congestion Avoidance in the Internet
This memo presents two recommendations to the Internet community concerning measures to improve and preserve Internet performance. It presents a strong recommendation for testing, standardization, and widespread deployment of active queue management in routers, to improve the performance of today's Internet. It also urges a concerted effort of research, measurement, and ultimate deployment of router mechanisms to protect the Internet from flows that are not sufficiently responsive to congestion notification. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2308 - Negative Caching of DNS Queries (DNS NCACHE)
RFC1034 provided a description of how to cache negative responses. It however had a fundamental flaw in that it did not allow a name server to hand out those cached responses to other resolvers, thereby greatly reducing the effect of the caching. This document addresses issues raise in the light of experience and replaces RFC1034 Section 4.3.4. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2307 - An Approach for Using LDAP as a Network Information Service
This document describes an experimental mechanism for mapping entities related to TCP/IP and the UNIX system into X.500 entries so that they may be resolved with the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol [RFC2251]. 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.
RFC2306 - Tag Image File Format (TIFF) - F Profile for Facsimile
This document describes in detail the definition of TIFF-F that is used to store facsimile images. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2305 - A Simple Mode of Facsimile Using Internet Mail
This specification provides for "simple mode" carriage of facsimile data over the Internet. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2304 - Minimal FAX address format in Internet Mail
This memo describes the MINIMAL addressing method and standard extensions to encode FAX addresses in e-mail addresses. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2303 - Minimal PSTN address format in Internet Mail
This memo describes the MINIMAL addressing method to encode PSTN addresses into e-mail addresses and the standard extension mechanism to allow definition of further standard elements. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2302 - Tag Image File Format (TIFF) - image/tiff MIME Sub-type Registration
This document describes the registration of the MIME sub-type image/tiff. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2301 - File Format for Internet Fax
This document describes the TIFF (Tag Image File Format) representation of image data specified by the ITU-T Recommendations for black-and-white and color facsimile. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2300 - Internet Official Protocol Standards
A discussion of the standardization process and the RFC document series is presented first, followed by an explanation of the terms. Sections 6.2 - 6.10 contain the lists of protocols in each stage of standardization. Finally are pointers to references and contacts for further information. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2298 - An Extensible Message Format for Message Disposition Notifications
This memo defines a MIME content-type that may be used by a mail user agent (UA) or electronic mail gateway to report the disposition of a message after it has been sucessfully delivered to a recipient. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2297 - Ipsilon's General Switch Management Protocol Specification Version 2.0
This memo specifies enhancements to the General Switch Management Protocol (GSMP) [RFC1987]. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2296 - HTTP Remote Variant Selection Algorithm -- RVSA/1.0
HTTP allows web site authors to put multiple versions of the same information under a single URL. Transparent content negotiation is a mechanism for automatically selecting the best version when the URL is accessed. A remote variant selection algorithm can be used to speed up the transparent negotiation process. This document defines the remote variant selection algorithm with the version number 1.0.
RFC2295 - Transparent Content Negotiation in HTTP
HTTP allows web site authors to put multiple versions of the same information under a single URL. Transparent content negotiation is an extensible negotiation mechanism, layered on top of HTTP, for automatically selecting the best version when the URL is accessed. This enables the smooth deployment of new web data formats and markup tags. 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.
RFC2294 - Representing the O/R Address hierarchy in the X.500 Directory Information Tree
This document defines a representation of the O/R Address hierarchy in the Directory Information Tree. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2293 - Representing Tables and Subtrees in the X.500 Directory
This document defines techniques for representing two types of information mapping in the OSI Directory: Mapping from a key to a value (or set of values), as might be done in a table lookup, and mapping from a distinguished name to an associated value (or values), where the values are not defined by the owner of the entry. This is achieved by use of a directory subtree. [STANDARDS-TRCK]
RFC2292 - Advanced Sockets API for IPv6
The current document defines some the "advanced" features of the sockets API that are required for applications to take advantage of additional features of IPv6. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2291 - Requirements for a Distributed Authoring and Versioning Protocol for the World Wide Web
This document presents a list of features in the form of requirements for a Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning protocol which, if implemented, would improve the efficiency of common remote editing operations, provide a locking mechanism to prevent overwrite conflicts, improve link management support between non-HTML data types, provide a simple attribute-value metadata facility, provide for the creation and reading of container data types, and integrate versioning into the WWW. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2290 - Mobile-IPv4 Configuration Option for PPP IPCP
Mobile IP [RFC 2002] defines media-independent procedures by which a Mobile Node can maintain existing transport and application-layer connections despite changing its point-of-attachment to the Internet and without changing its IP address. PPP [RFC 1661] provides a standard method for transporting multi-protocol packets over point-to-point links. As currently specified, Mobile IP Foreign Agents which support Mobile Node connections via PPP can do so only by first assigning unique addresses to those Mobile Nodes, defeating one of the primary advantages of Foreign Agents. This documents corrects this problem by defining the Mobile-IPv4 Configuration Option to the Internet Protocol Control Protocol (IPCP) [RFC 1332]. Using this option, two peers can communicate their support for Mobile IP during the IPCP phase of PPP. Familiarity with Mobile IP [RFC 2002], IPCP [RFC 1332], and PPP [RFC 1661] is assumed. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2289 - A One-Time Password System
This document describes a one-time password authentication system (OTP). The system provides authentication for system access (login) and other applications requiring authentication that is secure against passive attacks based on replaying captured reusable passwords. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2288 - Using Existing Bibliographic Identifiers as Uniform Resource Names
This document discusses how three major bibliographic identifiers (the ISBN, ISSN and SICI) can be supported within the URN framework and the currently proposed syntax for URNs. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2287 - Definitions of System-Level Managed Objects for Applications
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 a basic set of managed objects for fault, configuration and performance management of applications from a systems perspective. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2286 - Test Cases for HMAC-RIPEMD160 and HMAC-RIPEMD128
This document provides two sets of test cases for HMAC-RIPEMD160 and HMAC-RIPEMD128. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2285 - Benchmarking Terminology for LAN Switching Devices
This document is intended to provide terminology for the benchmarking of local area network (LAN) switching devices. It extends the terminology already defined for benchmarking network interconnect devices in RFCs 1242 and 1944 to switching devices. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2284 - PPP Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) provides a standard method for transporting multi-protocol datagrams over point-to-point links. PPP also defines an extensible Link Control Protocol, which allows negotiation of an Authentication Protocol for authenticating its peer before allowing Network Layer protocols to transmit over the link. This document defines the PPP Extensible Authentication Protocol. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2283 - Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP-4
This document defines extensions to BGP-4 to enable it to carry routing information for multiple Network Layer protocols (e.g., IPv6, IPX, etc...). The extensions are backward compatible - a router that supports the extensions can interoperate with a router that doesn't support the extensions. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2282 - IAB and IESG Selection, Confirmation, and Recall Process: Operation of the Nominating and Recall Committees
The process by which the members of the IAB and IESG are selected, confirmed, and recalled is specified. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.
RFC2281 - Cisco Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
The memo specifies the Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP). The goal of the protocol is to allow hosts to appear to use a single router and to maintain connectivity even if the actual first hop router they are using fails. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2280 - Routing Policy Specification Language (RPSL)
This memo is the reference document for the Routing Policy Specification Language (RPSL). RPSL allows a network operator to be able to specify routing policies at various levels in the Internet hierarchy; for example at the Autonomous System (AS) level. At the same time, policies can be specified with sufficient detail in RPSL so that low level router configurations can be generated from them. RPSL is extensible; new routing protocols and new protocol features can be introduced at any time. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2279 - UTF-8, a transformation format of ISO 10646
UTF-8, the object of this memo, has the characteristic of preserving the full US-ASCII range, providing compatibility with file systems, parsers and other software that rely on US-ASCII values but are transparent to other values. This memo updates and replaces RFC 2044, in particular addressing the question of versions of the relevant standards. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2278 - IANA Charset Registration Procedures
MIME [RFC-2045, RFC-2046, RFC-2047, RFC-2184] and various other modern Internet protocols are capable of using many different charsets. This in turn means that the ability to label different charsets is essential. This registration procedure exists solely to associate a specific name or names with a given charset and to give an indication of whether or not a given charset can be used in MIME text objects. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.
RFC2277 - IETF Policy on Character Sets and Languages
This document is the current policies being applied by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) towards the standardization efforts in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in order to help Internet protocols fulfill these requirements. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.
RFC2276 - Architectural Principles of Uniform Resource Name Resolution
This document addresses the issues of the discovery of URN (Uniform Resource Name) resolver services that in turn will directly translate URNs into URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) and URCs (Uniform Resource Characteristics). This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2275 - View-based Access Control Model (VACM) for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
This document describes the View-based Access Control Model for use in the SNMP architecture [RFC2261]. It defines the Elements of Procedure for controlling access to management information. This document also includes a MIB for remotely managing the configuration parameters for the View-based Access Control Model. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2274 - User-based Security Model (USM) for version 3 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3)
This document describes the User-based Security Model (USM) for SNMP version 3 for use in the SNMP architecture [RFC2261]. It defines the Elements of Procedure for providing SNMP message level security. This document also includes a MIB for remotely monitoring/managing the configuration parameters for this Security Model. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2273 - SNMPv3 Applications
This memo describes five types of SNMP applications which make use of an SNMP engine as described in [RFC2261]. The types of application described are Command Generators, Command Responders, Notification Originators, Notification Receivers, and Proxy Forwarders. This memo also defines MIB modules for specifying targets of management operations, for notification filtering, and for proxy forwarding. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2272 - Message Processing and Dispatching for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
This document describes the Message Processing and Dispatching for SNMP messages within the SNMP architecture [RFC2271]. It defines the procedures for dispatching potentially multiple versions of SNMP messages to the proper SNMP Message Processing Models, and for dispatching PDUs to SNMP applications. This document also describes one Message Processing Model - the SNMPv3 Message Processing Model. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2271 - An Architecture for Describing SNMP Management Frameworks
This document describes an architecture for describing SNMP Management Frameworks. The architecture is designed to be modular to allow the evolution of the SNMP protocol standards over time. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2270 - Using a Dedicated AS for Sites Homed to a Single Provider
With the increased growth of the Internet, the number of customers using BGP4 has grown significantly. RFC1930 outlines a set of guidelines for when one needs and should use an AS. However, the customer and service provider (ISP) are left with a problem as a result of this in that while there is no need for an allocated AS under the guidelines, certain conditions make the use of BGP4 a very pragmatic and perhaps only way to connect a customer homed to a single ISP. This paper proposes a solution to this problem in line with recommendations set forth in RFC1930. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.