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Secret Handshakes: How to get RFCs published in the IETF

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Author Scott O. Bradner
Last updated 1999-01-18 (Latest revision 1999-01-05)
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There is confusion over how to get an RFC published in the IETF. Recently a long time IETF participant asked me what 'secret handshake' was need to get documents published as RFCs since he had been trying unsuccessfully to get that done. This memo is the result of that query and describes the procedures required, gives the proper references and the required email addresses.


Scott O. Bradner

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