Requests for Comment (RFCs)
The following tabulation lists all current (not obsolete) RFCs that have Usenet or NNTP in their titles along with selected RFCs to which they refer and some other RFCs of general Internet impact. Some (e.g., RFC1855) may be of interest to general newsgroup participants. Others (e.g., RFC1036) are of a technical nature that might be of interest only to developers of news servers and clients.
The RFC number in the first column is a link to its online document.
The term RFC means "request for comment". Technically, an RFC is thus not a standard. In many cases, however, an RFC is as close to a standard as we can get. On the other hand, some RFCs have indeed been elevated to official standards. Those are indicated with their numbers in bold and the number of the standard in parentheses with STD.
The "Date" column is the date (month and year) the RFC was published for comments.
Under "Impacts On and From Other RFCs", obsolete RFCs are in
strike-out. Links are provided for non-obsolete RFCs that update the subject RFC.
|RFC #||Title||Date||Impacts On and From Other RFCs||Comments|
|1011||Official Internet Protocols||May87||Obsoletes
||Lists those Internet RFCs and other specifications that were in effect on the publication date.|
(part of STD0003)
|Requirements for Internet Hosts - Application and Support||Oct89||RFC2181], (but not relevant to NNTP)||See erratum|
|2026]||The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 3||Oct96||RFC3978], ,  (but not specific to NNTP)||Best Current Practice|
|2046||Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part Two: Media Types||Nov96||RFC5147] (specific to MIME, not to NNTP)||See errata|
|2076||Common Internet Message Headers||Feb97||See also non-RFC update to RFC 2076|
|2980||Common NNTP Extensions||Oct00||RFC4643], |
|3676||The Text/Plain Format and DelSp Parameters||Feb04||Obsoletes
||See §4.3 regarding signatures in Usenet messages.|
|3977||Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP)||Oct06||Obsoletes
|Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax||Jan05||Obsoletes
|4643]||Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Extension for Authentication||Oct06||Updates RFC2980||See erratum|
|4644||Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Extension for Streaming Feeds||Oct06||Updates RFC2980|
|5322||Internet Message Format||Oct08||RFC4021] (not relevant to NNTP)||See erratum]|
|5536||Netnews Article Format||Nov09||Obsoletes
|5537||Netnews Architecture and Protocols||Nov09||Obsoletes
|5538||The 'news' and 'nntp' URI Schemes||Apr10||Specifies URIs to reference newsgroups and individual newsgroup messages|
To search for other RFCs, visit the Internet Society's RFC Index Search Engine. The Internet Protocol Standards shows the correlation between standards and RFCs, listed both in standard-number sequence and RFC-number sequence.