RFC Abstracts

RFC1605 - SONET to Sonnet Translation
Because Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) transmits data in frames of bytes, it is fairly easy to envision ways to compress SONET frames to yield higher bandwidth over a given fiber optic link. This memo describes a particular method, SONET Over Novel English Translation (SONNET). This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1604 - Definitions of Managed Objects for Frame Relay Service
This memo defines an extension to the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in TCP/IP-based internets. In particular, it defines objects for managing the Frame Relay Service. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1603 - IETF Working Group Guidelines and Procedures
This document describes the guidelines and procedures for formation and operation of IETF working groups. It describes the formal relationship between IETF participants WG and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1602 - The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 2
This document is a revision of RFC 1310, which defined the official procedures for creating and documenting Internet Standards. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1601 - Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
This memo documents the composition, selection, roles, and organization of the Internet Architecture Board and its subsidiary organizations. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1600 - 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). [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1598 - PPP in X.25
The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) provides a standard method for transporting multi-protocol datagrams over point-to-point links. This document describes the use of X.25 for framing PPP encapsulated packets. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1597 - Address Allocation for Private Internets
This RFC describes methods to preserve IP address space by not allocating globally unique IP addresses to hosts private to an enterprise while still permitting full network layer connectivity between all hosts inside an enterprise as well as between all public hosts of different enterprises. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1594 - FYI on Questions and Answers - Answers to Commonly asked "New Internet User" Questions
This FYI RFC is one of two FYI's called, "Questions and Answers" (Q/A). The goal is to document the most commonly asked questions and answers in the Internet. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. [FYI 4]
RFC1593 - SNA APPN Node MIB
This RFC describes IBM's SNMP support for SNA Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking (APPN) nodes. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1592 - Simple Network Management Protocol Distributed Protocol Interface Version 2.0
This RFC describes version 2.0 of a protocol that International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has been implementing in most of its SNMP agents to allow dynamic extension of supported MIBs. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1591 - Domain Name System Structure and Delegation
This memo provides some information on the structure of the names in the Domain Name System (DNS), specifically the top-level domain names; and on the administration of domains. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1590 - Media Type Registration Procedure
Several questions have been raised about the requirements and administrative procedure for registering MIME content-type and subtypes, and the use of these Media Types for other applications. This document addresses these issues and specifies a procedure for the registration of new Media Types (content-type/subtypes). It also generalizes the scope of use of these Media Types to make it appropriate to use the same registrations and specifications with other applications. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1589 - A Kernel Model for Precision Timekeeping
This memorandum describes an engineering model which implements a precision time-of-day function for a generic operating system. The model is based on the principles of disciplined oscillators and phase-lock loops (PLL) often found in the engineering literature. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1588 - White Pages Meeting Report
This report describes the results of a meeting held at the November IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) in Houston, TX, on November 2, 1993, to discuss the future of and approaches to a white pages directory services for the Internet. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1587 - The OSPF NSSA Option
This document describes a new optional type of OSPF area, somewhat humorously referred to as a "not-so-stubby" area (or NSSA). NSSAs are similar to the existing OSPF stub area configuration option but have the additional capability of importing AS external routes in a limited fashion. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1586 - Guidelines for Running OSPF Over Frame Relay Networks
This memo specifies guidelines for implementors and users of the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocol to bring about improvements in how the protocol runs over frame relay networks. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1585 - MOSPF: Analysis and Experience
This memo documents how the MOSPF protocol satisfies the requirements imposed on Internet routing protocols by "Internet Engineering Task Force internet routing protocol standardization criteria" ([RFC 1264]). This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1584 - Multicast Extensions to OSPF
This memo documents enhancements to the OSPF protocol enabling the routing of IP multicast datagrams. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1583 - OSPF Version 2
This memo documents version 2 of the OSPF protocol. OSPF is a link- state routing protocol. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1582 - Extensions to RIP to Support Demand Circuits
This memo defines a generalized modification which can be applied to Bellman-Ford (or distance vector) algorithm information broadcasting protocols. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1581 - Protocol Analysis for Extensions to RIP to Support Demand Circuits
As required by Routing Protocol Criteria, this report documents the key features of Routing over Demand Circuits on Wide Area Networks - RIP and the current implementation experience. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1580 - Guide to Network Resource Tools
The purpose of this guide is to supply the basic information that anyone on the network needs to try out and begin using tools. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. [FYI 23]
RFC1579 - Firewall-Friendly FTP
This memo describes a suggested change to the behavior of FTP client programs. This document provides information for the Internet community. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1578 - FYI on Questions and Answers - Answers to Commonly Asked "Primary and Secondary School Internet User" Questions
The goal of this FYI RFC is to document the questions most commonly asked about the Internet by those in the primary and secondary school community, and to provide pointers to sources which answer those questions. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. [FYI 22]
RFC1577 - Classical IP and ARP over ATM
This memo defines an initial application of classical IP and ARP in an Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) network environment configured as a Logical IP Subnetwork (LIS). [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1576 - TN3270 Current Practices
This document describes the existing implementation of transferring 3270 display terminal data using currently available telnet capabilities. The name traditionally associated with this implementation is TN3270. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1575 - An Echo Function for CLNP (ISO 8473)
This memo defines an echo function for the connection-less network layer protocol. The mechanism that is mandated here is in the final process of being standardized by ISO as "Amendment X: Addition of an Echo function to ISO 8473" an integral part of Version 2 of ISO 8473. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1574 - Essential Tools for the OSI Internet
This document specifies the following three necessary tools to debug problems in the deployment and maintenance of networks using ISO 8473 (CLNP): ping or OSI Echo function, traceroute function which uses the OSI Echo function, and routing table dump function. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1573 - Evolution of the Interfaces Group of MIB-II
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 used for managing Network Interfaces. [STANARDS-TRACK]
RFC1572 - Telnet Environment Option
This document specifies a mechanism for passing environment information between a telnet client and server. Use of this mechanism enables a telnet user to propagate configuration information to a remote host when connecting. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1571 - Telnet Environment Option Interoperability Issues
This document describes a method for allowing implementors to ensure that their implementation of the Environment option will be interoperable with as many other implementations as possible, by providing a set of heuristics that can be used to help identify which definitions for VAR and VALUE are being used by the other side of the connection. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1570 - PPP LCP Extensions
The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) provides a standard method for transporting multi-protocol datagrams over point-to-point links. PPP defines an extensible Link Control Protocol (LCP) for establishing, configuring, and testing the data-link connection. This document defines several additional LCP features which have been suggested over the past few years. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1569 - Principles of Operation for the TPC.INT Subdomain: Radio Paging -- Technical Procedures
This memo describes a technique for radio paging using the Internet mail infrastructure. In particular, this memo focuses on the case in which radio pagers are identified via the international telephone network. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1568 - Simple Network Paging Protocol - Version 1(b)
This RFC suggests a simple way for delivering both alphanumeric and numeric pages (one-way) to radio paging terminals. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1567 - X.500 Directory Monitoring MIB
This document defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB). It defines the MIB for monitoring Directory System Agents (DSA), a component of the OSI Directory. This MIB will be used in conjunction with the APPLICATION-MIB for monitoring DSAs. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1566 - Mail Monitoring MIB
This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. In particular, this memo extends the basic Network Services Monitoring MIB to allow monitoring of Message Transfer Agents (MTAs). It may also be used to monitor MTA components within gateways. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1565 - Network Services Monitoring MIB
This document defines a MIB which contains the elements common to the monitoring of any network service application. This information includes a table of all monitorable network service applications, a count of the associations (connections) to each application, and basic information about the parameters and status of each application-related association. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1564 - DSA Metrics (OSI-DS 34 (v3))
This document defines a set of criteria by which a DSA implementation may be judged. Particular issues covered include conformance to standards; performance; demonstrated interoperability. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1563 - The text/enriched MIME Content-type
MIME [RFC-1341, RFC-1521] defines a format and general framework for the representation of a wide variety of data types in Internet mail. This document defines one particular type of MIME data, the text/enriched type, a refinement of the "text/richtext" type defined in RFC 1341. The text/enriched MIME type is intended to facilitate the wider interoperation of simple enriched text across a wide variety of hardware and software platforms. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1562 - Naming Guidelines for the AARNet X.500 Directory Service
This document is an AARNet (Australian Academic and Research Network) Engineering Note (AEN-001). AARNet Engineering Notes are engineering documents of the AARNet Engineering Working Group, and record current or proposed operational practices related to the provision of Internetworking services within Australia, and AARNet in particular. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1561 - Use of ISO CLNP in TUBA Environments
This memo specifies a profile of the ISO/IEC 8473 Connectionless-mode Network Layer Protocol for use in conjunction with RFC 1347, TCP/UDP over Bigger Addresses. It describes the use of CLNP to provide the lower-level service expected by Transmission Control Protocol and User Datagram Protocol. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1560 - The MultiProtocol Internet
There has recently been considerable discussion on two topics: MultiProtocol approaches in the Internet and the selection of a next generation Internet Protocol. This document suggests a strawman position for goals and approaches for the IETF/IESG/IAB in these areas. It takes the view that these two topics are related, and proposes directions for the IETF/IESG/IAB to pursue. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1559 - DECnet Phase IV MIB Extensions
This memo defines a set of DECnet Phase IV extensions that have been created for the Internet MIB. It reflects changes which are the result of operational experience based on RFC 1289. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1558 - A String Representation of LDAP Search Filters
The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) defines a network representation of a search filter transmitted to an LDAP server. Some applications may find it useful to have a common way of representing these search filters in a human-readable form. This document defines a human-readable string format for representing LDAP search filters. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1557 - Korean Character Encoding for Internet Messages
This document describes the encoding method being used to represent Korean characters in both header and body part of the Internet mail messages [RFC822]. This encoding method was specified in 1991, and has since then been used. It has now widely being used in Korean IP networks. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1556 - Handling of Bi-directional Texts in MIME
This document describes the format and syntax of the "direction" keyword to be used with bi-directional texts in MIME. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1555 - Hebrew Character Encoding for Internet Messages
This document describes the encoding used in electronic mail [RFC822] for transferring Hebrew. The standard devised makes use of MIME [RFC1521] and ISO-8859-8. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1554 - ISO-2022-JP-2: Multilingual Extension of ISO-2022-JP
This memo describes a text encoding scheme: "ISO-2022-JP-2", which is used experimentally for electronic mail [RFC822] and network news [RFC1036] messages in several Japanese networks. The encoding is a multilingual extension of "ISO-2022-JP", the existing encoding for Japanese [2022JP]. The encoding is supported by an Emacs based multilingual text editor: MULE [MULE]. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1553 - Compressing IPX Headers Over WAN Media (CIPX)
This document describes a method for compressing the headers of IPX datagrams (CIPX). [STANDARDS-TRACK]