If all computer networking was a simple matter of "plug-and-play," I suppose this journal would not exist. Nevertheless, it is encouraging to see developments that aim to simplify configuration of network devices, particularly those that move around a lot. The Zeroconf working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has been developing standards for "configuration-free" networks. Edgar Danielyan explains the details in our second article.
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A new important resource is available from the Internet Society (ISOC). The Internet Report is a catalogue of IETF documents, including RFCs and Internet Drafts, that document the technology, protocols and operating procedures that form the Internet. The report includes RFCs, IETF Working Group drafts as well as individual drafts. The Internet Report is maintained by Geoff Huston. You can access the report online at http://ietfreport.isoc.org/.
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