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CompTIA Network+ Certification Study Guide: Exam N10-004, 2nd Edition by Scott Sweitzer, Mohan Krishnamurthy, Dustin L. Fritz, Michael Cross, Naomi Alpern, Robert Shimonski

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Appendix B

Understanding Request for Comments

Request for Comments

Request for Comments (RFCs) are documents describing a particular idea, method, technology innovation or other concept that relates to Internet-connected systems. These documents are posted and presented to technical communities as RFCs, and move through different classifications such as informational or experimental. Some end up on the standards track and begin the journey as proposed standards. while some RFCs go on to become standards, others do not. RFCs began in 1969 when the Internet was still in its incarnation as the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANet). While not all of the RFC specifically deal with the Internet, all of the Internet standards are written ...

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