The Requests for Comments (RFCs) form a series of notes, started in 1969, about the Internet (originally the ARPANET). The notes discuss many aspects of computer communication, focusing on networking protocols, procedures, programs, and concepts but also including meeting notes, opinion, and sometimes humor. The specification documents of the Internet protocol suite, as defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and its steering group the IESG, are published as RFCs. Thus, the RFC publication process plays in important role in the Internet standards process. Suggestions about RFC publication, or submission of material to be considered for publication as an RFC should be sent via EMail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The RFC Editor function is funded by the Internet Society.
- www.rfc-editor.org - The RFC Editor is the publisher of the RFCs and is responsible for the final editorial review of the documents. The RFC Editor also maintains a master file of RFCs called the "RFC index", which can be searched online here. It can also be retrieved as a file via FTP (but note that it is 400KB).
- Routing RFC's - RFC's that focus on Routing.
- Internet Drafts - Internet-Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), its areas, and its working groups. Note that other groups may also distribute working documents as Internet-Drafts.