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