RFC Abstracts

RFC2017 - Definition of the URL MIME External-Body Access-Type
This memo defines a new access-type for message/external-body MIME parts for Uniform Resource Locators (URLs). [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2016 - Uniform Resource Agents (URAs)
This paper presents an experimental architecture for an agent system that provides sophisticated Internet information access and management. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.
RFC2015 - MIME Security with Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)
This document describes how Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) can be used to provide privacy and authentication using the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) security content types described in RFC1847. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2014 - IRTF Research Group Guidelines and Procedures
This document describes the guidelines and procedures for formation and operation of IRTF Research Groups. It describes the relationship between IRTF participants, Research Groups, the Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.
RFC2013 - SNMPv2 Management Information Base for the User Datagram Protocol using SMIv2
This document is the MIB module which defines managed objects for managing implementations of the User Datagram Protocol (UDP). [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2012 - SNMPv2 Management Information Base for the Transmission Control Protocol using SMIv2
This document is the MIB module which defines managed objects for managing implementations of the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2011 - SNMPv2 Management Information Base for the Internet Protocol using SMIv2
This document is the MIB module which defines managed objects for managing implementations of the Internet Protocol (IP) and its associated Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP). [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2010 - Operational Criteria for Root Name Servers
This document specifies the operational requirements of root name servers, including host hardware capacities, name server software revisions, network connectivity, and physical environment. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2009 - GPS-Based Addressing and Routing
This document describes a possible experiment with geographic addresses. It uses several specific IP addresses and domain names in the discussion as concrete examples to aid in understanding the concepts. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.
RFC2008 - Implications of Various Address Allocation Policies for Internet Routing
The purpose of this document is to articulate certain relevant fundamental technical issues that must be considered in formulating unicast address allocation and management policies for the Public Internet, and to provide recommendations with respect to these policies. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.
RFC2007 - Catalogue of Network Training Materials
The purpose of this document is to provide a catalogue of quality Network Training Materials for use by Internet trainers in training their users. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC2006 - The Definitions of Managed Objects for IP Mobility Support using SMIv2
This memo defines the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in TCP/IP-based internets. In particular, it describes managed objects used for managing the Mobile Node, Foreign Agent and Home Agent of the Mobile IP Protocol. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2005 - Applicability Statement for IP Mobility Support
As required by [RFC 1264], this report discusses the applicability of Mobile IP to provide host mobility in the Internet. In particular, this document describes the key features of Mobile IP and shows how the requirements for advancement to Proposed Standard RFC have been satisfied. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2004 - Minimal Encapsulation within IP
This document specifies a method by which an IP datagram may be encapsulated (carried as payload) within an IP datagram, with less overhead than "conventional" IP encapsulation that adds a second IP header to each encapsulated datagram. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2003 - IP Encapsulation within IP
This document specifies a method by which an IP datagram may be encapsulated (carried as payload) within an IP datagram. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2002 - IP Mobility Support
This document specifies protocol enhancements that allow transparent routing of IP datagrams to mobile nodes in the Internet. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2001 - TCP Slow Start, Congestion Avoidance, Fast Retransmit, and Fast Recovery Algorithms
Modern implementations of TCP contain four intertwined algorithms that have never been fully documented as Internet standards: slow start, congestion avoidance, fast retransmit, and fast recovery. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC2000 - Internet Official Protocol Standards
This memo describes the state of standardization of protocols used in the Internet as determined by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). This memo is an Internet Standard.
RFC1998 - An Application of the BGP Community Attribute in Multi-home Routing
This document presents an application of the BGP community attribute [2] in simplifying the implementation and configuration of routing policies in the multi-provider Internet. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1997 - BGP Communities Attribute
This document describes an extension to BGP which may be used to pass additional information to both neighboring and remote BGP peers. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1996 - A Mechanism for Prompt Notification of Zone Changes (DNS NOTIFY)
This memo describes the NOTIFY opcode for DNS, by which a master server advises a set of slave servers that the master's data has been changed and that a query should be initiated to discover the new data. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1995 - Incremental Zone Transfer in DNS
This document proposes extensions to the DNS protocols to provide an incremental zone transfer (IXFR) mechanism. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1994 - PPP Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP)
This document defines a method for Authentication using PPP, which uses a random Challenge, with a cryptographically hashed Response which depends upon the Challenge and a secret key. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1993 - PPP Gandalf FZA Compression Protocol
This document describes the use of the Gandalf FZA data compression algorithm [3] for compressing PPP encapsulated packets. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1992 - The Nimrod Routing Architecture
Nimrod is a scalable routing architecture designed to accommodate a continually expanding and diversifying internetwork. First suggested by Noel Chiappa, the Nimrod architecture has undergone revision and refinement through the efforts of the Nimrod working group of the IETF. In this document, we present a detailed description of this architecture. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1991 - PGP Message Exchange Formats
This document describes the format of "PGP files", i.e., messages that have been encrypted and/or signed with PGP. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1990 - The PPP Multilink Protocol (MP)
This document proposes a method for splitting, recombining and sequencing datagrams across multiple logical data links. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1989 - PPP Link Quality Monitoring
This document defines a protocol for generating Link-Quality-Reports. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1988 - Conditional Grant of Rights to Specific Hewlett-Packard Patents In Conjunction With the Internet Engineering Task Force's Internet-Standard Network Management Framework
This grant is made to help facilitate inclusion of certain patented search address technology covering network device mapping in IETF standards-track Management Information Base (MIB) modules. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1987 - Ipsilon's General Switch Management Protocol Specification Version 1.1
The General Switch Management Protocol (GSMP), is a general purpose protocol to control an ATM switch. GSMP allows a controller to establish and release connections across the switch; add and delete leaves on a point-to-multipoint connection; manage switch ports; request configuration information; and request statistics. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1986 - Experiments with a Simple File Transfer Protocol for Radio Links using Enhanced Trivial File Transfer Protocol (ETFTP)
This document is a description of the Enhanced Trivial File Transfer Protocol (ETFTP). This protocol is an experimental implementation of the NETwork BLock Transfer Protocol (NETBLT), RFC 998 [1], as a file transfer application program. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.
RFC1985 - SMTP Service Extension for Remote Message Queue Starting
This memo defines an extension to the SMTP service whereby an SMTP client and server may interact to give the server an opportunity to start the processing of its queues for messages to go to a given host. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1984 - IAB and IESG Statement on Cryptographic Technology and the Internet
The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG), the bodies which oversee architecture and standards for the Internet, are concerned by the need for increased protection of international commercial transactions on the Internet, and by the need to offer all Internet users an adequate degree of privacy. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1983 - Internet Users' Glossary
There are many networking glossaries in existence. This glossary concentrates on terms which are specific to the Internet. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1982 - Serial Number Arithmetic
The DNS has long relied upon serial number arithmetic, a concept which has never really been defined, certainly not in an IETF document, though which has been widely understood. This memo supplies the missing definition. It is intended to update RFC1034 and RFC1035. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1981 - Path MTU Discovery for IP version 6
This document describes Path MTU Discovery for IP version 6. It is largely derived from RFC 1191, which describes Path MTU Discovery for IP version 4. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1980 - A Proposed Extension to HTML : Client-Side Image Maps
The markup language known as "HTML/2.0" provides for image maps. Image maps are document elements which allow clicking different areas of an image to reference different network resources, as specified by Uniform Identifier (URIs). The image map capability in HTML/2.0 is limited in several ways, such as the restriction that it only works with documents served via the "HTTP" protocol, and the lack of a viable fallback for users of text-only browsers. This document specifies an extension to the HTML language, referred to as "Client- Side Image Maps," which resolves these limitations.
RFC1979 - PPP Deflate Protocol
This document describes the use of the PPP Deflate compression protocol for compressing PPP encapsulated packets. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1978 - PPP Predictor Compression Protocol
This document describes the use of the Predictor data compression algorithm for compressing PPP encapsulated packets. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1977 - PPP BSD Compression Protocol
This document describes the use of the Unix Compress compression protocol for compressing PPP encapsulated packets. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1976 - PPP for Data Compression in Data Circuit-Terminating Equipment (DCE)
This document defines a specific set of parameters for these protocols and an LCP extension to define a standard way of using PPP for data compression of serial data in Data Circuit-Terminating Equipment (DCE). This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1975 - PPP Magnalink Variable Resource Compression
The Magnalink Variable Resource Compression Algorithm (MVRCA) allows a wide range of interoperable compression implementations whose performance characteristics are a function of available CPU and memory resources. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1974 - PPP Stac LZS Compression Protocol
This document describes the use of the Stac LZS data compression algorithm, with single or multiple compression histories, for compressing PPP encapsulated packets. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1973 - PPP in Frame Relay
This document describes the use of Frame Relay for framing PPP encapsulated packets. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1972 - A Method for the Transmission of IPv6 Packets over Ethernet Networks
This memo specifies the frame format for transmission of IPv6 [IPV6] packets and the method of forming IPv6 link-local addresses on Ethernet networks. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1971 - IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration
This document specifies the steps a host takes in deciding how to autoconfigure its interfaces in IP version 6. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1970 - Neighbor Discovery for IP Version 6 (IPv6)
This document specifies the Neighbor Discovery protocol for IP Version 6. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1969 - The PPP DES Encryption Protocol (DESE)
This document provides specific details for the use of the DES standard [5, 6] for encrypting PPP encapsulated packets. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1968 - The PPP Encryption Control Protocol (ECP)
This document defines a method for negotiating data encryption over PPP links. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1967 - PPP LZS-DCP Compression Protocol (LZS-DCP)
This document describes the use of the Stac LZS data compression algorithm for compressing PPP encapsulated packets, using a DCP header [6]. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.