An RFC is an RFC when it is an RFC (Was: Question Re: best practices)

SM sm at
Mon May 9 23:42:42 CEST 2011


What a RFC is doesn't really matter.  It's better to read the 
specification and see whether it is a good idea or not.

At 13:00 09-05-2011, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
>rfc2460 is a draft standard that has been replaced by proposed standards
>as shown here:

That RFC is updated by RFC 5095, RFC 5722 and RFC 5871.

>The simple fact of the matter is that IPv6 has NOT been significantly
>implemented on the Internet.  Until that happens it will NOT be possible
>for it to meet the requirements of standardization.

I gather that instead of "implemented", the above meant 
"deployed".  The RFC probably meets the requirements for "Full Standard".


P.S. Proposed Standard is the entry level on the Standards Track. 

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