IAB official protocol standards
RFC 1140

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Network Working Group                          Internet Activities Board
Request for Comments: 1140                             J. Postel, Editor
Obsoletes: RFCs 1130,                                           May 1990
          1100, 1083

                    IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS

Status of this Memo

   This memo describes the state of standardization of protocols used in
   the Internet as determined by the Internet Activities Board (IAB).
   Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

   Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   1.  The Standardization Process  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   2.  The Request for Comments Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   3.  Other Reference Documents  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   3.1.  Assigned Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   3.2.  Annotated Internet Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   3.3.  Gateway Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   3.4.  Host Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   3.5.  The MIL-STD Documents  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   4.  Explanation of Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   4.1.  Definitions of Protocol State  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
   4.1.1.  Standard Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
   4.1.2.  Draft Standard Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   4.1.3.  Proposed Standard Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   4.1.4.  Experimental Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   4.1.5.  Historic Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   4.2.  Definitions of Protocol Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   4.2.1.  Required Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   4.2.2.  Recommended Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   4.2.3.  Elective Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   4.2.4.  Limited Use Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   4.2.5.  Not Recommended Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.  The Standards Track  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.1.  The RFC Processing Decision Table  . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.2.  The Standards Track Diagram  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   6.  The Protocols  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   6.1.  Recent Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   6.1.1.  New RFCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   6.1.2.  Other Changes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   6.2.  Standard Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18

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RFC 1140                     IAB Standards                      May 1990

   6.3.  Network-Specific Standard Protocols  . . . . . . . . . .  19
   6.4.  Draft Standard Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   6.5.  Proposed Standard Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   6.6.  Experimental Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
   6.7.  Historic Protocol  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
   7.  Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
   7.1.  IAB, IETF, and IRTF Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  23
   7.1.1.  Internet Activities Board (IAB) Contact  . . . . . . .  23
   7.1.2.  Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Contact . . . .  23
   7.1.3.  Internet Research  Task Force (IETF) Contact . . . . .  24
   7.2.  Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Contact . . .  24
   7.3.  Request for Comments Editor Contact  . . . . . . . . . .  25
   7.4.  Network Information Center Contact . . . . . . . . . . .  25
   7.5.  Other Sources for Requests for Comments  . . . . . . . .  26
   7.5.1.  NSF Network Service Center (NNSC)  . . . . . . . . . .  26
   7.5.2.  NSF Network Information Service (NIS)  . . . . . . . .  26
   7.5.3.  CSNET Coordination and Information Center (CIC)  . . .  26
   8.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27
   9.  Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  27

Introduction

   Discussion of the standardization process and the RFC document series
   is presented first, then the explanation of the terms is presented,
   the lists of protocols in each stage of standardization follows and
   finally come pointers to references and contacts for further
   information.

   This memo is issued quarterly, please be sure the copy you are
   reading is dated within the last three months.  Current copies may be
   obtained from the Network Information Center or from the Internet
   Assigned Numbers Authority (see the contact information at the end of
   this memo).  Do not use this edition after 31-Aug-90.

   See Section 6.1 for a description of recent changes.

1.  The Standardization Process

   The Internet Activities Board maintains this list of documents that
   define standards for the Internet protocol suite (see RFC-1120 for an
   explanation of the role and organization of the IAB and its
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