A New IETF Document Classification

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (poisson WG)
Author Michael O'Dell 
Last updated 1996-11-19
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Expired & archived
pdf htmlized (tools) htmlized bibtex
Stream WG state WG Document
Document shepherd No shepherd assigned
IESG IESG state Expired
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The Request For Comments document series has defined the ARPAnet and later the Internet community as strongly as any other feature of the social fabric. While it has served the community far beyond any imaginable measure of success, the recent influx of those unfamiliar with the culture has left it vulnerable to confusion ranging from misunderstanding to misrepresentation. This document proposes a new family of documents which, one hopes, keeps the spirit of the RFCs alive while updating the packaging to be a bit more tamper-proof. This proposal is not made lightly, or even very willingly, but it is a response to a very real problem.


Michael O'Dell (mo@uu.net)

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