RFC Abstracts

RFC2219 - Use of DNS Aliases for Network Services
It has become a common practice to use symbolic names (usually CNAMEs) in the Domain Name Service (DNS - [RFC-1034, RFC-1035]) to refer to network services such as anonymous FTP [RFC-959] servers, Gopher [RFC- 1436] servers, and most notably World-Wide Web HTTP [RFC-1945] servers. This is desirable for a number of reasons. It provides a way of moving services from one machine to another transparently, and a mechanism by which people or agents may programmatically discover that an organization runs, say, a World-Wide Web server. Although this approach has been almost universally adopted, there is no standards document or similar specification for these commonly used names. This document seeks to rectify this situation by gathering together the extant 'folklore' on naming conventions, and proposes a mechanism for accommodating new protocols. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.
RFC2218 - A Common Schema for the Internet White Pages Service
This document specifies the minimum set of core attributes of a White Pages entry for an individual and describes how new objects with those attributes can be defined and published. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2217 - Telnet Com Port Control Option
This memo proposes a protocol to allow greater use of modems attached to a network for outbound dialing purposes. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.
RFC2216 - Network Element Service Specification Template
This document defines a framework for specifying services provided by network elements, and available to applications, in an internetwork which offers multiple qualities of service. The document first provides some necessary context -- including relevant definitions and suggested data formats -- and then specifies a "template" which service specification documents should follow. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2215 - General Characterization Parameters for Integrated Service Network Elements
This memo defines a set of general control and characterization parameters for network elements supporting the IETF integrated services QoS control framework. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2214 - Integrated Services Management Information Base Guaranteed Service Extensions using SMIv2
This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in TCP/IP-based internets. In particular, it defines objects for managing the the interface attributes defined in the Guaranteed Service of the Integrated Services Model. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2213 - Integrated Services Management Information Base using SMIv2
This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in TCP/IP-based internets. In particular, it defines objects for managing the the interface attributes defined in the Integrated Services Model. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2212 - Specification of Guaranteed Quality of Service
This memo describes the network element behavior required to deliver a guaranteed service (guaranteed delay and bandwidth) in the Internet. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2211 - Specification of the Controlled-Load Network Element Service
This memo specifies the network element behavior required to deliver Controlled-Load service in the Internet. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2210 - The Use of RSVP with IETF Integrated Services
This note describes the use of the RSVP resource reservation protocol with the Controlled-Load and Guaranteed QoS control services. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2209 - Resource ReSerVation Protocol (RSVP) -- Version 1 Message Processing Rules
This memo contains an algorithmic description of the rules used by an RSVP implementation for processing messages. It is intended to clarify the version 1 RSVP protocol specification. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2208 - Resource ReSerVation Protocol (RSVP) -- Version 1 Applicability Statement Some Guidelines on Deployment
This document describes the applicability of RSVP along with the Integrated Services protocols and other components of resource reservation and offers guidelines for deployment of resource reservation at this time. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2207 - RSVP Extensions for IPSEC Data Flows
This document presents extensions to Version 1 of RSVP. These extensions permit support of individual data flows using RFC 1826, IP Authentication Header (AH) or RFC 1827, IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP). [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2206 - RSVP Management Information Base using SMIv2
This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in TCP/IP-based internets. In particular, it defines objects for managing the Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) within the interface attributes defined in the Integrated Services Model. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2205 - Resource ReSerVation Protocol (RSVP) -- Version 1 Functional Specification
This memo describes version 1 of RSVP, a resource reservation setup protocol designed for an integrated services Internet. RSVP provides receiver-initiated setup of resource reservations for multicast or unicast data flows, with good scaling and robustness properties. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2204 - ODETTE File Transfer Protocol
This memo describes a file transfer protocol to facilitate electronic data interchange between trading partners. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2203 - RPCSEC_GSS Protocol Specification
This memo describes an ONC/RPC security flavor that allows RPC protocols to access the Generic Security Services Application Programming Interface (referred to henceforth as GSS-API). [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2202 - Test Cases for HMAC-MD5 and HMAC-SHA-1
This document provides two sets of test cases for HMAC-MD5 and HMAC- SHA-1, respectively. HMAC-MD5 and HMAC-SHA-1 are two constructs of the HMAC [HMAC] message authentication function using the MD5 [MD5] hash function and the SHA-1 [SHA] hash function. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2201 - Core Based Trees (CBT) Multicast Routing Architecture
CBT is a multicast routing architecture that builds a single delivery tree per group which is shared by all of the group's senders and receivers. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.
RFC2200 - 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]
RFC2198 - RTP Payload for Redundant Audio Data
This document describes a payload format for use with the real-time transport protocol (RTP), version 2, for encoding redundant audio data. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2197 - SMTP Service Extension for Command Pipelining
This memo defines an extension to the SMTP service whereby a server can indicate the extent of its ability to accept multiple commands in a single TCP send operation. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2196 - Site Security Handbook
This handbook is a guide to developing computer security policies and procedures for sites that have systems on the Internet. The purpose of this handbook is to provide practical guidance to administrators trying to secure their information and services. The subjects covered include policy content and formation, a broad range of technical system and network security topics, and security incident response. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2195 - IMAP/POP AUTHorize Extension for Simple Challenge/Response
This specification provides a simple challenge-response authentication protocol that is suitable for use with IMAP4. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2194 - Review of Roaming Implementations
This document reviews the design and functionality of existing roaming implementations. Examples of cases where roaming capability might be required include ISP "confederations" and ISP-provided corporate network access support. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2193 - IMAP4 Mailbox Referrals
Mailbox referrals allow clients to seamlessly access mailboxes that are distributed across several IMAP4 servers. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2192 - IMAP URL Scheme
This document defines a URL scheme for referencing objects on an IMAP server. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2191 - VENUS - Very Extensive Non-Unicast Service
This document focuses exclusively on the problems associated with extending the MARS model to cover multiple clusters or clusters spanning more than one subnet. It describes a hypothetical solution, dubbed "Very Extensive NonUnicast Service" (VENUS), and shows how complex such a service would be. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2190 - RTP Payload Format for H.263 Video Streams
This document specifies the payload format for encapsulating an H.263 bitstream in the Real-Time Transport Protocol (RTP). [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2189 - Core Based Trees (CBT version 2) Multicast Routing -- Protocol Specification --
This document describes the Core Based Tree (CBT version 2) network layer multicast routing protocol. CBT builds a shared multicast distribution tree per group, and is suited to inter- and intra-domain multicast routing. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.
RFC2188 - AT&T/Neda's Efficient Short Remote Operations (ESRO) Protocol Specification Version 1.2
This document specifies the service model, the notation and protocol for Efficient Short Remote Operations (ESRO). This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2187 - Application of Internet Cache Protocol (ICP), version 2
This document describes the application of ICPv2 (Internet Cache Protocol version 2, RFC2186) to Web caching. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2186 - Internet Cache Protocol (ICP), version 2
This document describes version 2 of the Internet Cache Protocol (ICPv2) as currently implemented in two World-Wide Web proxy cache packages. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2185 - Routing Aspects of IPv6 Transition
This document gives an overview of the routing aspects of the IPv6 transition. It is based on the protocols defined in the document "Transition Mechanisms for IPv6 Hosts and Routers." Readers should be familiar with the transition mechanisms before reading this document. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2184 - MIME Parameter Value and Encoded Word Extensions: Character Sets, Languages, and Continuations
This memo defines extensions to the RFC 2045 media type and RFC 2183 disposition parameter value mechanisms. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2183 - Communicating Presentation Information in Internet Messages: The Content-Disposition Header Field
This memo provides a mechanism whereby messages conforming to the MIME specifications [RFC 2045, RFC 2046, RFC 2047, RFC 2048, RFC 2049] can convey presentational information. It specifies the "Content- Disposition" header field, which is optional and valid for any MIME entity ("message" or "body part"). [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2182 - Selection and Operation of Secondary DNS Servers
This document discusses the selection of secondary servers for DNS zones.The number of servers appropriate for a zone is also discussed, and some general secondary server maintenance issues considered. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2181 - Clarifications to the DNS Specification
This document considers some areas that have been identified as problems with the specification of the Domain Name System, and proposes remedies for the defects identified. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2180 - IMAP4 Multi-Accessed Mailbox Practice
The behavior described in this document reflects the practice of some existing servers or behavior that the consensus of the IMAP mailing list has deemed to be reasonable. The behavior described within this document is believed to be [RFC-2060] compliant. However, this document is not meant to define IMAP4 compliance, nor is it an exhaustive list of valid IMAP4 behavior. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2179 - Network Security For Trade Shows
This document is designed to assist vendors and other participants in trade shows, such as Networld+Interop, in designing effective protection against network and system attacks by unauthorized individuals. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2178 - OSPF Version 2
This memo documents version 2 of the OSPF protocol. OSPF is a link-state routing protocol. It is designed to be run internal to a single Autonomous System. Each OSPF router maintains an identical database describing the Autonomous System's topology. From this database, a routing table is calculated by constructing a shortest-path tree.
RFC2177 - IMAP4 IDLE command
This document specifies the syntax of an IDLE command, which will allow a client to tell the server that it's ready to accept such real-time updates. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2176 - IPv4 over MAPOS Version 1
This memo documents a mechanism for supporting Version 4 of the Internet Protocol (IPv4) on Version 1 of the Multiple Access Protocol over SONET/SDH. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2175 - MAPOS 16 - Multiple Access Protocol over SONET/SDH with 16 Bit Addressing
This memo documents MAPOS 16, a multiple access protocol for transmission of network-protocol datagrams, encapsulated in HDLC frames with 16 bit addressing, over SONET/SDH. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2174 - A MAPOS version 1 Extension - Switch-Switch Protocol
This memo documents a MAPOS (Multiple Access Protocol over SONET/SDH) version 1 extension, Switch Switch Protocol which provides dynamic routing for unicast, broadcast, and multicast. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2173 - A MAPOS version 1 Extension - Node Switch Protocol
This document describes a MAPOS extension, Node Switch Protocol, for automatic node address assignment. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2172 - MAPOS Version 1 Assigned Numbers
This memo documents the parameters used in the Multiple Access Protocol over SONET/SDH Version 1. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2171 - MAPOS - Multiple Access Protocol over SONET/SDH Version 1
This memo documents a multiple access protocol for transmission of network-protocol datagrams, encapsulated in High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) frames, over SONET/SDH. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2170 - Application REQuested IP over ATM (AREQUIPA)
This document specifies a method for allowing ATM-attached hosts that have direct ATM connectivity to set up end-to-end IP over ATM connections within the reachable ATM cloud, on request from applications, and for the exclusive use by the requesting applications. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2169 - A Trivial Convention for using HTTP in URN Resolution
The Uniform Resource Names Working Group (URN-WG) was formed to specify persistent, location-independent names for network accessible resources, as well as resolution mechanisms to retrieve the resources given such a name. At this time the URN-WG is considering one particular resolution mechanism, the NAPTR proposal [1]. That proposal specifies how a client may find a "resolver" for a URN. A resolver is a database that can provide information about the resource identified by a URN, such as the resource's location, a bibliographic description, or even the resource itself. The protocol used for the client to communicate with the resolver is not specified in the NAPTR proposal. Instead, the NAPTR resource record provides a field that indicates the "resolution protocol" and "resolution service requests" offered by the resolver.