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RFC
Last modified: Tuesday, August 06, 2002 

Short for Request for Comments, a series of notes about the Internet, started in 1969 (when the Internet was the ARPANET). An Internet Document can be submitted to the IETF by anyone, but the IETF decides if the document becomes an RFC. Eventually, if it gains enough interest, it may evolve into an Internet standard.

Each RFC is designated by an RFC number. Once published, an RFC never changes. Modifications to an original RFC are assigned a new RFC number.

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Internet RFC/STD/FYI/BCP Archives 
Searchable archive of Request for Comments (RFC), Internet Standards, FYI, and Best Current Practices (BCP) documents.

Request For Comments (RFC) Editor's page 
Home page for the publisher of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Request for Comment documents.

Internet Request For Comments (or RFC) documents
An entry point for locating Internet RFCs. This site is maintained by Ohio State University.

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