How to Obtain Request for Comments Documents from the Internet

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SUMMARY
This article describes how to obtain Request For Comments (RFC) documentsfrom the Internet.
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RFCs may be obtained by using e-mail or the File Transfer Protocol (FTP)from many RFC repositories. Primary Repositories should have the RFCavailable when it is first announced. Secondary Repositories may have theRFC available when it is first announced or they may need a few days toobtain the most recent RFCs.

Many of these repositories now have World Wide Web servers. The followingWeb site has more information about RFCs:

Primary Repositories

RFCs can be obtained by FTP from any of the following Web sites:

   nis.nsf.net   nisc.jvnc.net   ftp.isi.edu   wuarchive.wustl.edu   src.doc.ic.ac.uk   ftp.ncren.net   ftp.sesqui.net   ftp.nic.it   ftp.imag.fr				
To obtain RFCs from nis.nsf.net by using FTP, use the following steps:
  1. Login with username "anonymous" and password "name@host.domain".
  2. Type cd /internet/documents/rfc, and then press ENTER. Files that are stored in this folder use the following naming convention
    rfcnnnn.txt
    where nnnn is the RFC number.

    NOTE: For sites without FTP capability, you can send e-mail queries to nis.nsf.net. Address the request to "nis-info@nis.nsf.net" (without quotation marks), but leave the subject field of the message blank. The first line of text in the message must be "send rfcnnnn.txt" (without quotation marks).
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