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It's great to see all the required documentation on-line and FREE (hats off to the IETF - let's hope the rest of the world will follow suit one day (IEEE and ITU kinda have) but what about ANSI, ISO etc. etc.).

RFCs are ordered in most lists by RFC number which is a little tedious if you are looking for a particular topic. This list is not exhaustive.....we keep it up-to-date irregularly and only when we are active in a particular topic (and you thought this was our job!!)

The RFCs for DNS, LDAP, IPv6 and TLS/X.509 (Certificates) at these location are religiously kept up-to-date and should be regarded as exhaustive.

You can get RFCs from the following locations the IETF (which seems again to be keeping an up-to-date list these days), an Internet society sponsored search page is now available (provides keyword search facilities and some PDF versions) or using (where XXXX is the rfc number required).

Topic RFC Title/Comments
CIDR 1817 CIDR and Classful routing
1520 Exchanging routing info with CIDR
1519 CIDR and aggregation strategy
1518 An architecture for address translation with CIDR
1517 Applicability statement for CIDR
DHCP/BOOTP -- Our list here is more complete and up-to-date.
DNS -- Our list here is more complete and up-to-date.
Fax over IP 2879 Content Feature Schema for Internet Fax (V2)
2880 Internet Fax T.30 Feature Mapping
2542 Terminology and Goals for Internet Fax. L. Masinter. March 1999. (Format: TXT=46372 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
FTP 959 Protocol definition
1350 Trivial File Transfer Protocol (lightweight FTP)
The TFTP Protocol (Revision 2). K. Sollins. July 1992. (Format: TXT=24599 bytes) (Obsoletes RFC0783) (Updated by RFC1782, RFC1783, RFC1784, RFC1785, RFC2347, RFC2348, RFC2349) (Also STD0033) (Status: STANDARD)
1579 Firewall friendly (PASV)
2238 FTP security extensions
2389 Feature negotiations
IGMP 2236 IGMP-2 definition
IP 791 IP Protocol definition
IPv6 - Our list here is maintained
IP Checksum 1071 Computing the Internet checksum. R.T. Braden, D.A. Borman, C. Partridge. Sep-01-1988. (Format: TXT=54941 bytes) (Updated by RFC1141) (Status: UNKNOWN)
1624 Computation of the Internet Checksum via Incremental Update. A. Rijsinghani, Editor. May 1994. (Format: TXT=9836 bytes) (Updates RFC1141) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
1936 Implementing the Internet Checksum in Hardware. J. Touch & B. Parham. April 1996. (Format: TXT=36618 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
IPSec 2401 Security Architecture for the Internet Protocol
2402 IP Authentication Header
2403 The Use of HMAC-MD5-96 within ESP and AH
2404 The Use of HMAC-SHA-1-96 within ESP and AH
2405 The ESP DES-CBC Cipher Algorithm With Explicit IV
2406 IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)
2407 The Internet IP Security Domain of Interpretation for ISAKMP
2408 Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol (ISAKMP)
2409 The Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
2410 The NULL Encryption Algorithm and Its Use With IPsec.
2411 IP Security Document Roadmap
2857 The Use of HMAC-RIPEMD-160-96 within ESP and AH
IP Telephony 2871 A Framework for Telephony Routing over IP
2806 URLs for Telephone Calls.
LDAP - Our list here is maintained.
MGCP 2805 Requirements for MEGACO
2705 Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) Version 1.0.
MPPP 1990 The PPP Multilink Protocol (MP). K. Sklower, B. Lloyd, G. McGregor, D. Carr, T. Coradetti. August 1996. (Format: TXT=53271 bytes) (Obsoletes RFC1717) (Status: DRAFT STANDARD)
1332 The PPP Internet Protocol Control Protocol (IPCP). G. McGregor. May 1992. (Format: TXT=17613 bytes) (Obsoletes RFC1172) (Status: PROPOSED STANDARD)
2484 PPP LCP Internationalization Configuration Option. G. Zorn. January 1999. (Format: TXT=8330 bytes) (Updates RFC2284, RFC1994, RFC1570) (Status: PROPOSED STANDARD)
2153 CCP and PPP Vendor Extensions. W. Simpson. May 1997. (Format: TXT=10780 bytes) (Updates RFC1661, RFC1962) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
2516 Method for Transmitting PPP Over Ethernet (PPPoE). L. Mamakos, K. Lidl, J. Evarts, D. Carrel, D. Simone, R. Wheeler. February 1999. (Format: TXT=32537 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
NAT 1631 The IP Network Address Translator (NAT). K. Egevang, P. Francis. May 1994. (Format: TXT=22714 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL) (small spec started it all!)
1918 Address allocation for private networks
1624 Computation of the Internet Checksum via Incremental Update. A. Rijsinghani, Editor. May 1994. (Format: TXT=9836 bytes) (Updates RFC1141) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
2766 Network Address Translation - Protocol Translation (NAT-PT). G. Tsirtsis, P. Srisuresh. February 2000. (Format: TXT=49836 bytes) (Status: PROPOSED STANDARD)
1919 Classic vs. Transparent (Thin) Proxies
2694 DNS extensions to Network Address Translators (DNS_ALG). P. Srisuresh, G. Tsirtsis, P. Akkiraju, A. Heffernan. September 1999. (Format: TXT=67720 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
2709 Security Model with Tunnel-mode IPsec for NAT Domains. P. Srisuresh. October 1999. (Format: TXT=24552 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
2663 IP Network Address Translator (NAT) Terminology and Considerations. P. Srisuresh, M. Holdrege. August 1999. (Format: TXT=72265 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
2391 Load Sharing using IP Network Address Translation (LSNAT). P. Srisuresh, D. Gan. August 1998. (Format: TXT=44884 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
RADIUS 2867 RADIUS Accounting Modifications for Tunnel Protocol Support (updates 2866)
2868 RADIUS Attributes for Tunnel Protocol Support (updates 2865)
2865 Remote Authentication Dial In User Service (RADIUS)
2866 RADIUS Accounting
2869 RADIUS Extensions
2809 Implementation of L2TP Compulsory Tunneling via RADIUS
2618 RADIUS Authentication Client MIB. B. Aboba, G. Zorn. June 1999. (Format: TXT=26889 bytes) (Status: PROPOSED STANDARD)
2619 RADIUS Authentication Server MIB. G. Zorn, B. Aboba. June 1999. (Format: TXT=30464 bytes) (Status: PROPOSED STANDARD)
2620 RADIUS Accounting Client MIB. B. Aboba, G. Zorn. June 1999. (Format: TXT=23960 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
2621 RADIUS Accounting Server MIB. G. Zorn, B. Aboba. June 1999. (Format: TXT=27768 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
RIP 2453 RIP-2 Protocol definition
1724 RIP-2 MIB
1721 RIP-2 Protocol Analysis (justification vs. OSPF etc)
2082 RIP-2 MD5 Authentication
Routers 1812 Requirements for Routers (the well behaved router spec.)
2338 Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
2787 MIB for Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
2784 Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)
RTP 1889 RTP A Transport Control Protocol for Real-Time Applications (primary definition includes RTCP)
1890 RTP Profile for Audio & Video Conference with minimal control
2032 RTP Payload format for H.261 Video Streams
2198 RTP Payload format for redundant audio data
2250 RTP Payload format for MPEG1/MPEG2
2343 RTP Payload format for Bundled MPEG (Experimental)
2429 RTP Payload format for 1998 version of ITU-T H.263
2341 RTP Payload format for BT 656
2435 RTP Payload format for JPEG compressed video
2508 Compressing IP/UDP/RTP headers for low speed serial links
2658 RTP Payload format for PureData (tm) Audio
2733 RTP Payload format for generic forward error correction
2736 Guidelines for writers of RTP Payload format specifications
2736 Sampling of group membership in RTP
2833 RTP Payload for DTMF Digits, Telephony Tones and Telephony Signals
2793 RTP Payload for Text Conversation
Security 1994 CHAP (MD-5)
1413 IDENT Protocol (port 113)
SIP 2543 SIP: Session Initiation Protocol. M. Handley, H. Schulzrinne, E. Schooler, J. Rosenberg. March 1999. (Format: TXT=338861 bytes) (Status: PROPOSED STANDARD)
2871 A Framework for Telephony Routing over IP (TRIP)
SNMP 1157 SNMPv1 protocol definition
1215 Trap conventions
1270 SNMP Communications services
1352 Security
1155 Naming standards
1156 Standard IP/TCP/UDP MIB entries
2863 The Interfaces Group MIB
2665 Definitions of Managed Objects for the Ethernet-like Interface Types.
2571 An Architecture for Describing SNMP Management Frameworks (SNMPv3). B. Wijnen, D. Harrington, R. Presuhn. April 1999. (Format: TXT=139260 bytes) (Obsoletes RFC2271) (Status: DRAFT STANDARD)
2572 Message Processing and Dispatching for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3). J. Case, D. Harrington, R. Presuhn, B.Wijnen. April 1999. (Format: TXT=96035 bytes) (Obsoletes RFC2272) (Status: DRAFT STANDARD)
2573 SNMP Applications (SNMPv3). D. Levi, P. Meyer, B. Stewart. April 1999. (Format: TXT=150427 bytes) (Obsoletes RFC2273) (Status: DRAFT STANDARD)
2574 User-based Security Model (USM) for version 3 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3). U. Blumenthal, B. Wijnen. April 1999. (Format: TXT=190755 bytes) (Obsoletes RFC2274) (Status: DRAFT STANDARD)
2570 Introduction to Version 3 of the Internet-standard Network Management Framework (SNMPv3). J. Case, R. Mundy, D. Partain, B. Stewart. April 1999. (Format: TXT=50381 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
TCP 793 TCP Protocol definition
2126 OSI over TCP 
Telnet 854 Telnet protocol definition
855 Telnet Option Specifications. J. Postel, J.K. Reynolds. May-01-1983. (Format: TXT=6218 bytes) (Obsoletes NIC 18640) (Also STD0008) (Status: STANDARD)
1184 Telnet line mode
1372 Remote flow control
1572 Environment Option
URL/URI 2396 Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax. T. Berners-Lee, R. Fielding, L. Masinter. August 1998. (Format: TXT=83639 bytes) (Updates RFC1808, RFC1738) (Status: DRAFT STANDARD)
2848 The PINT Service Protocol: Extensions to SIP and SDP for IP Access to Telephone Call Services. S. Petrack, L. Conroy. June 2000. (Format: TXT=168851 bytes) (Status: PROPOSED STANDARD)
2327 SDP: Session Description Protocol. M. Handley, V. Jacobson. April 1998. (Format: TXT=87096 bytes) (Status: PROPOSED STANDARD)
2824 Call Processing Language Framework and Requirements. J. Lennox, H. Schulzrinne. May 2000. (Format: TXT=58711 bytes) (Status:INFORMATIONAL)
2617 HTTP Authentication: Basic and Digest Access Authentication. J. Franks, P. Hallam-Baker, J. Hostetler, S. Lawrence, P. Leach, A. Luotonen, L. Stewart. June 1999. (Format: TXT=77638 bytes) (Obsoletes RFC2069) (Status: DRAFT STANDARD)
VPN 2661 Layer Two Tunneling Protocol "L2TP". W. Townsley, A. Valencia, A. Rubens, G. Pall, G. Zorn, B. Palter. August 1999. (Format: TXT=168150 bytes) (Status: PROPOSED STANDARD)
2637 Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP). K. Hamzeh, G. Pall, W. Verthein, J. Taarud, W. Little, G. Zorn. July 1999. (Format:TXT=132565 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)

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