RFC Evaluation Project - First Step
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Network Working Group                                         C. Huitema
Internet-Draft                                      Private Octopus Inc.
Intended status: Informational                            August 7, 2019
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                  RFC Evaluation Project - First Step
                   draft-huitema-rfc-eval-project-01

Abstract

   This document presents a first attempt at evaluating the recently
   published RFC.  We analyze a set of randomly chosen RFC approved in
   2018, looking for history and delays, and using Google Scholar as a
   proxy for the RFC popularity.  The results are interesting, and
   inform further evaluation efforts.

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Table of Contents

   1.  RFC Evaluation project  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Methodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Analysis of 20 selected RFC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.1.  8411  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.2.  8456  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.3.  8446  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.4.  8355  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     3.5.  8441  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.6.  8324  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.7.  8377  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.8.  8498  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.9.  8479  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.10. 8453  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     3.11. 8429  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     3.12. 8312  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.13. 8492  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     3.14. 8378  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     3.15. 8361  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     3.16. 8472  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     3.17. 8466  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     3.18. 8362  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     3.19. 8468  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   4.  Observations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     4.1.  Publication delays  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     4.2.  Preparation and Publication delays  . . . . . . . . . . .  24
     4.3.  Copy editing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
     4.4.  Independent Series  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  30
     4.5.  Citation Counts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  30
   5.  Next steps  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36
   6.  Security considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  37
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  37
   8.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  37
   9.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  37
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40

1.  RFC Evaluation project

   As stated on the organization's web site, "The IETF is a large open
   international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and
   researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture
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