The documents that specify and discuss current and developing standards for the
Internet are called RFCs.
That name belies their role, as an RFC that has been assigned the status "standard" is
the primary specification of an Internet standard. Other status codes include "draft
standard", "informational", "historic", "proposed
standard", or "experimental". Many of the early RFC documents have
status "unknown" because they come from the long-gone era when an RFC
really was just a request for comments.
RFCs authored or co-authored by ISC people
Did you know that ISC has authored over 60 RFC's?
One or more of the authors of each of these RFCs is
or was affiliated with ISC in some capacity (e.g. employee, consultant, director)
RFCs pertaining to DNS
The Domain Name System protocols are more than 20 years old. Many of the older
RFCs are obsolete, but there still exist clients running software implementing
the very oldest protocols. Here is ISC's list of the RFCs
pertaining to DNS. FAQS.org maintains a list of DNS Protocol Related Documents here (opens
in new window).
RFCs pertaining to DHCP
Because DHCP operates at several levels in the network and opeating system stacks,
the RFCs that pertain to it include some that do not even mention it. ISC has prepared this
collection of DHCP references, which is included in every ISC DHCP distribution
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