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RFC

(Request For Comments) A document that describes the specifications for a recommended technology. Although the word "request" is in the title, if the specification is ratified, it becomes a standards document. Not all RFCs become standards; some are designated indefinitely with Informational or Experimental status.

RFCs are used by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and other standards bodies. First used during the creation of the ARPAnet protocols back in the 1970s, the IETF has published more than 3,000 RFCs, all of which can be looked up at www.ietf.org/rfc.html. See Internet Engineering Task Force.
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Their recommendation is specified in RFC 1752, "The Recommendation for the IP Next Generation Protocol." The Directors formed an Address Lifetime Expectation (ALE) working group, whose job was to determine whether the expected lifetime for IPv4 would allow the development of a protocol with new functionality or if the remaining time would only allow for developing an address space solution'.
The first (RFC 2964) deals with current best practices rather than protocol.
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