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Digital Preservation Considerations for the RFC Series

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Heather Flanagan
Last updated 2015-01-21 (Latest revision 2015-01-14)
Replaced by draft-iab-rfc-preservation
RFC stream Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
Intended RFC status (None)
Stream IAB state Replaced
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
IAB shepherd (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


The RFC Editor is both the publisher and the archivist for the RFC Series. This document applies specifically to the archivist role of the RFC Editor. It provides guidance on when and how to preserve RFCs, and the tools required to view or re-create RFCs as necessary. This document also highlights where gaps are in the current process, and where compromises are suggested to balance cost with ideal best practice.


Heather Flanagan

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