IP Routed Protocols

Obtaining RFCs and Standards Documents

Document ID: 13764

Updated: Nov 12, 2006



This document provides information to help you obtain Requests for Comments (RFCs), and provides information on standards organizations and other standards sources.



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Information about the Internet suite of protocols is contained in documents called RFCs. In order to access RFCs, refer to RFC Data Base

American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

Contact ARIN for domain name registration and IP network number assignment. ARIN is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of administration and registration of Internet Protocol (IP) numbers to the geographical areas previously managed by Network Solutions, Inc. (InterNIC).

Refer to ARIN for more information.

In order to contact ARIN, refer to Contact ARIN


Contact the Department of Defense Network Information Center (DoD NIC) for registry of DoD hosts and domains, and registry of NIPRNET users.

In order to contact DoD NIC, refer to DoD Network Information Center

Standards Organizations


Refer to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for information.

In order to contact ANSI, refer to ANSI Customer Service Assistance


International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a non-governmental worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 100 countries.

Refer to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for more information.

In order to contact ISO, refer to Contact ISO


You can obtain IEEE Standards on-line from IEEE Standards Online

Other Sources for Technical Standards

Global Engineering Documents

Global Engineering Documents is a clearinghouse for frequently requested technical specifications and standards documents. Check the website for information and addresses for countries outside the United States.

Refer to Global Engineering Documents for more information.

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Updated: Nov 12, 2006
Document ID: 13764