Request For Comments
The Requests for Comments (RFC) are a series of writings about the Internet. RFCs discuss computer communication, network protocols, and other topics (including humor). You can get them at
or look at
if you know
There are several important RfC's:
2616: HTTP 1.1
(please correct if wrong.)
Also, there are some
1149: IP over avian carriers
2549: IP over avian carriers with QoS
submits Internet specification documents as RFCs. Thus, many Internet Standards end up as RFCs.
The RFC process seems to document standards after they emerge as standards. This is in contrast to the
) strategy which seems to define the standard first and wait for the market to catch up.
to search for and read RFCs.
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