Request For Comments

The name of the process for creating a new standard in computing or on the Internet, new standards are proposed and published online as a "Request For Comments." The IETF is the consensus-building body that facilitates discussion in establishing new standards. The reference number/name for the standard retains the acronym "RFC," for example, the official standard for e-mail is RFC 822.

See also : protocol  
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