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Understanding the Network: A Practical Guide to Internetworking by Martin J. Michael

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RFCs

Requests for Comments (RFCs) are the building blocks of the Internet. All the protocols, applications, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) start as RFCs. These comment documents are then taken by various standards bodies and individuals and reviewed, implemented, and eventually published as standards. The RFC process is the cornerstone of the open systems approach. The following is a list of RFCs relevant to the topics covered in this chapter. A good online resource for RFCs is http://www.it.kth.se/docs/rfc/.

RFC 7Internet Protocol
RFC 768User Datagram Protocol
RFC 791Internet Protocol
RFC 792Internet Control Message Protocol
RFC 793Transmission Control Protocol
RFC 821Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
RFC 826Subnet Access Protocol ARP for 802.x ...

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