Design Considerations for Protocol Extensions

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Last updated 2008-10-27
Stream (None)
Intended RFC status (None)
Expired & archived
plain text pdf html
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Document shepherd No shepherd assigned
IESG IESG state Expired
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


This document discusses issues related to the extensibility of Internet protocols, with a focus on the architectural design considerations involved. Concrete case study examples are included. It is intended to assist designers of both base protocols and extensions.


Bernard Aboba (
Brian Carpenter (

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)