Requests for Comment (RFCs)

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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 RFC991 Lists those Internet RFCs and other specifications that were in effect on the publication date.
1123
(part of STD0003)
Requirements for Internet Hosts - Application and Support Oct89 RFC2181],[1] (but not relevant to NNTP) See erratum
1855] Netiquette Guidelines Oct95
2026] The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 3 Oct96 RFC3978], [2], [3] (but not specific to NNTP) Best Current Practice

see errata
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], [4]
3676 The Text/Plain Format and DelSp Parameters Feb04 Obsoletes RFC2646 See §4.3 regarding signatures in Usenet messages.
3977 Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) Oct06 Obsoletes RFC977
Updates RFC2980
See errata
3986]
(STD0066)
Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax Jan05 Obsoletes RFC1808, RFC2396, RFC2732
Updates RFC1738
See erratum
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 RFC1036
5537 Netnews Architecture and Protocols Nov09 Obsoletes RFC1036
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.