RFC Abstracts

RFC1552 - The PPP Internetworking Packet Exchange Control Protocol (IPXCP)
This document defines the Network Control Protocol for establishing and configuring the IPX protocol over PPP. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1551 - Novell IPX Over Various WAN Media (IPXWAN)
This document describes how Novell IPX operates over various WAN media. Specifically, it describes the common "IPX WAN" protocol Novell uses to exchange necessary router to router information prior to exchanging standard IPX routing information and traffic over WAN datalinks. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1550 - IP: Next Generation (IPng) White Paper Solicitation
This memo solicits white papers on topics related to the IPng requirements and selection criteria. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1549 - PPP in HDLC Framing
This document describes the use of HDLC for framing PPP encapsulated packets. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1548 - The Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)
This document defines the PPP organization and methodology, and the PPP encapsulation, together with an extensible option negotiation mechanism which is able to negotiate a rich assortment of configuration parameters and provides additional management functions. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1547 - Requirements for an Internet Standard Point-to-Point Protocol
This document discusses the evaluation criteria for an Internet Standard Data Link Layer protocol to be used with point-to-point links. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1546 - Host Anycasting Service
This RFC describes an internet anycasting service for IP. The primary purpose of this memo is to establish the semantics of an anycasting service within an IP internet. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1545 - FTP Operation Over Big Address Records (FOOBAR)
This RFC specifies a method for assigning long addresses in the HOST- PORT specification for the data port to be used in establishing a data connection for File Transfer Protocol, FTP (STD 9, RFC 959). This is a general solution, applicable for all "next generation" IP alternatives, and can also be extended to allow FTP operation over transport interfaces other than TCP. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1544 - The Content-MD5 Header Field
This memo defines the use of an optional header field, Content-MD5, which may be used as a message integrity check (MIC), to verify that the decoded data are the same data that were initially sent. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1543 - Instructions to RFC Authors
This Request for Comments (RFC) provides information about the preparation of RFCs, and certain policies relating to the publication of RFCs. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
RFC1542 - Clarifications and Extensions for the Bootstrap Protocol
Some aspects of the BOOTP protocol were rather loosely defined in its original specification. In particular, only a general description was provided for the behavior of "BOOTP relay agents" (originally called "BOOTP forwarding agents"). The client behavior description also suffered in certain ways. This memo attempts to clarify and strengthen the specification in these areas. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1541 - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) provides a framework for passing configuration information to hosts on a TCP/IP network. DHCP is based on the Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP) adding the capability of automatic allocation of reusable network addresses and additional configuration options. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1540 - Internet Official Protocol Standards
This memo describes the state of standardization of protocols used in the Internet as determined by the Internet Activities Board (IAB). [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1539 - The Tao of IETF - A Guide for New Attendees of the Internet Engineering Task Force
The purpose of this For Your Information (FYI) RFC is to explain to the newcomers how the IETF works. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard. [FYI 17]
RFC1538 - Advanced SNA/IP : A Simple SNA Transport Protocol
This RFC provides information for the Internet community about a method for establishing and maintaining SNA sessions over an IP internet. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1537 - Common DNS Data File Configuration Errors
This memo describes errors often found in DNS data files. It points out common mistakes system administrators tend to make and why they often go unnoticed for long periods of time. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1536 - Common DNS Implementation Errors and Suggested Fixes
This memo describes common errors seen in DNS implementations and suggests some fixes. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1535 - A Security Problem and Proposed Correction With Widely Deployed DNS Software
This document discusses a flaw in some of the currently distributed name resolver clients. The flaw exposes a security weakness related to the search heuristic invoked by these same resolvers when users provide a partial domain name, and which is easy to exploit. This document points out the flaw, a case in point, and a solution. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1534 - Interoperation Between DHCP and BOOTP
DHCP provides a superset of the functions provided by BOOTP. This document describes the interactions between DHCP and BOOTP network participants. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1533 - DHCP Options and BOOTP Vendor Extensions
This document specifies the current set of DHCP options. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1532 - Clarifications and Extensions for the Bootstrap Protocol
Some aspects of the BOOTP protocol were rather loosely defined in its original specification. In particular, only a general description was provided for the behavior of "BOOTP relay agents" (originally called BOOTP forwarding agents"). The client behavior description also suffered in certain ways. This memo attempts to clarify and strengthen the specification in these areas. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1531 - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) provides a framework for passing configuration information to hosts on a TCP/IP network. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1530 - Principles of Operation for the TPC.INT Subdomain: General Principles and Policy
This document defines the initial principles of operation for the tpc.int subdomain, a collection of service listings accessible over the Internet infrastructure through an administered namespace contained within the Domain Name System. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1529 - Principles of Operation for the TPC.INT Subdomain: Remote Printing -- Administrative Policies
This document defines the administrative policies for the operation of remote printer facilities within the context of the tpc.int subdomain. The document describes different approaches to resource recovery for remote printer server sites and includes discussions of issues pertaining to auditing, security, and denial of access. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1528 - Principles of Operation for the TPC.INT Subdomain: Remote Printing -- Technical Procedures
This memo describes a technique for "remote printing" using the Internet mail infrastructure. In particular, this memo focuses on the case in which remote printers are connected to the international telephone network. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1527 - What Should We Plan Given the Dilemma of the Network?
The Internet community needs to be asking what the most important policy issues facing the network are. And given agreement on any particular set of policy issues, the next thing we should be asking is, what would be some of the political choices that would follow for Congress to make? This memo is a shortened version of the suggested policy draft. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1526 - Assignment of System Identifiers for TUBA/CLNP Hosts
This document describes conventions whereby the system identifier portion of an RFC 1237 style NSAP address may be guaranteed uniqueness within a routing domain for the purpose of autoconfiguration in TUBA/CLNP internets. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1525 - Definitions of Managed Objects for Source Routing Bridges
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 source routing and source routing transparent bridges. These bridges are also required to implement relevant groups in the Bridge MIB. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1524 - A User Agent Configuration Mechanism For Multimedia Mail Format Information
This memo suggests a file format to be used to inform multiple mail reading user agent programs about the locally-installed facilities for handling mail in various formats. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1523 - 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. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1522 - MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) Part Two: Message Header Extensions for Non-ASCII Text
This memo describes an extension to the message format defined in RFC 1521, to allow the representation of character sets other than ASCII in RFC 822 (STD 11) message headers. The extensions described were designed to be highly compatible with existing Internet mail handling software, and to be easily implemented in mail readers that support RFC 1521.
RFC1521 - MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) Part One: Mechanisms for Specifying and Describing the Format of Internet Message Bodies
This document redefines the format of message bodies to allow multi-part textual and non-textual message bodies to be represented and exchanged without loss of information. This is based on earlier work documented in RFC 934 and STD 11, RFC 1049, but extends and revises that work. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1520 - Exchanging Routing Information Across Provider Boundaries in the CIDR Environment
The purpose of this document is twofold. First, it describes various alternatives for exchanging inter-domain routing information across domain boundaries, where one of the peering domain is CIDR-capable and another is not. Second, it addresses the implications of running CIDR- capable inter-domain routing protocols (e.g., BGP-4, IDRP) on intra- domain routing. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1519 - Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR): an Address Assignment and Aggregation Strategy
This memo discusses strategies for address assignment of the existing IP address space with a view to conserve the address space and stem the explosive growth of routing tables in default-route-free routers. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1518 - An Architecture for IP Address Allocation with CIDR
This paper provides an architecture and a plan for allocating IP addresses in the Internet. This architecture and the plan are intended to play an important role in steering the Internet towards the Address Assignment and Aggregating Strategy. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1517 - Applicability Statement for the Implementation of Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) defines a mechanism to slow the growth of routing tables and reduce the need to allocate new IP network numbers. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1516 - Definitions of Managed Objects for IEEE 802.3 Repeater Devices
This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. In particular, it defines objects for managing IEEE 802.3 10 Mb/second baseband repeaters, sometimes referred to as "hubs." [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1515 - Definitions of Managed Objects for IEEE 802.3 Medium Attachment Units (MAUs)
This document 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 IEEE 802.3 Medium Attachment Units (MAUs). [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1514 - Host Resources MIB
This memo defines a MIB for use with managing host systems. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1513 - Token Ring Extensions to the Remote Network Monitoring MIB
This memo defines extensions to the Remote Network Monitoring MIB for managing 802.5 Token Ring networks. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1512 - FDDI Management Information Base
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 devices which implement the FDDI based on the ANSI FDDI SMT 7.3 draft standard, which has been forwarded for publication by the X3T9.5 committee.
RFC1511 - Common Authentication Technology Overview
This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1510 - The Kerberos Network Authentication Service (V5)
This document gives an overview and specification of Version 5 of the protocol for the Kerberos network authentication system. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1509 - Generic Security Service API : C-bindings
This document specifies C language bindings for the Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API), which is described at a language-independent conceptual level in other documents. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1508 - Generic Security Service Application Program Interface
This Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API) definition provides security services to callers in a generic fashion, supportable with a range of underlying mechanisms and technologies and hence allowing source-level portability of applications to different environments. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
RFC1507 - DASS - Distributed Authentication Security Service
The goal of DASS is to provide authentication services in a distributed environment which are both more secure and easier to use than existing mechanisms. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1506 - A Tutorial on Gatewaying between X.400 and Internet Mail
This tutorial was produced especially to help new gateway managers find their way into the complicated subject of mail gatewaying according to RFC 1327. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1505 - Encoding Header Field for Internet Messages
This document expands upon the elective experimental Encoding header field which permits the mailing of multi-part, multi-structured messages. It replaces RFC 1154. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1504 - Appletalk Update-Based Routing Protocol: Enhanced Appletalk Routing
This document provides detailed information about the AppleTalk Update- based Routing Protocol (AURP) and wide area routing. AURP provides wide area routing enhancements to the AppleTalk routing protocols and is fully compatible with AppleTalk Phase 2. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.
RFC1503 - Algorithms for Automating Administration in SNMPv2 Managers
When a user invokes an SNMPv2 management application, it may be desirable for the user to specify the minimum amount of information necessary to establish and maintain SNMPv2 communications. This memo suggests an approach to achieve this goal. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.