Request For Comments - Obtaining RFCs

Obtaining RFCs

The official source for RFCs on the World Wide Web is the RFC Editor. Almost any individual published RFC, for example RFC 5000, can be retrieved via the URL:

Every RFC is submitted as plain ASCII text and is published in that form, but may also be available in other formats. However, as of 2008 the definitive version of any standards-track specification is the ASCII version.

For easy access to the metadata of an RFC, including abstract, keywords, author(s), publication date, errata, status, and especially later updates, the RFC Editor site offers a search form with many features. A redirection sets some efficient parameters, example:

The official International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) of the RFC series is 2070-1721.

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