[linux-elitists] DoD and standards.

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Wed Dec 27 23:20:43 PST 2006


Quoting James Sparenberg (james@linuxrebel.org):

> No rfc2557 is still only a proposed standard and not an accepted one to my 
> knowledge ( http://www.rfc-editor.org/categories/rfc-proposed.html )  

This is more than a little weak, in that RFCs _always_ somewhat trail
and codify community standards already in force on the ground, such that
it's very typical for RFC standards already deemed authoritative by
reasonable people to, at any time, still be in the proposed category --
or experimental, or even be expired drafts, in IETF terms.

See:  

o  son-of-rfc1036 (.signature format and length, various long-honoured 
   Usenet standards -- expired draft)
    
o  RFC2821 (modern SMTP standards -- "standards-track" = proposed)

o  RFC4251/4251 (SSH -- "standards-track" = proposed)

o  RFC draft-ylonen-ssh-protocol-00.txt (SSH -- expired draft)

o  RFC 4408 (SPF -- experimental)

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