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RFC

Request for Comments

Internet standards that have developed within the Internet community since 1969. They have grown to become a large series of numbered Internet informational documents and standards widely followed by commercial software and freeware in the Internet and Unix communities. Few RFCs are standards but all Internet standards are recorded in RFCs.

RFC-Online Project

Internet Archaeology: Documents from Early History

Well-known RFCs

RFC 791 - IP - Internet Protocol

RFC 792 - ICMP - Internet Control Message Protocol (ping)

RFC 768 - UDP - User Datagram Protocol

RFC 793 - TCP - Transmission Control Protocol

RFC 854/855 - Telnet - Telnet Protocol Specification, Telnet Option Specifications

RFC 959 - FTP - File Transfer Protocol

RFC 891 - SMTP - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (Email)

RFC 1661 - PPP - The Point-to-Point Protocol

RFC 1939 - POP3 - Post Office Protocol - Version 3


RFC 2324 - Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol (HTCPCP/1.0)

April - RFC's

the really important RFC's: April - RFC's

Example:

RFC 2795: The Infinite Monkey Protocol Suite (IMPS)
This memo describes a protocol suite which supports an infinite number of monkeys that sit at an infinite number of typewriters in order to determine when they have either produced the entire works of William Shakespeare or a good television show. The suite includes communications and control protocols for monkeys and the organizations that interact with them.

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