Subject: Re: rfc2228 in ftpd
To: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Cy Schubert - CITS Open Systems Group <Cy.Schubert@uumail.gov.bc.ca>
Date: 06/24/2002 07:09:10
In message <email@example.com>, "Perry E. Metzger"
> Aidan Cully <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > On Sun, Jun 23, 2002 at 07:02:15PM -0400, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > > I'm not sure I was even aware of that RFC before now. Are we sure the
> > > IETF still considers it to be a standards track document?
> > Can you un-RFC something except by superseding it?
> Just because something is an RFC doesn't mean it is a standard or
> going to be one. Anything can be published as an RFC. See rfc1796,
> "Not All RFCs Are Standards". Quoting from that document:
> It is a regrettably well spread misconception that publication as an
> RFC provides some level of recognition. It does not, or at least not
> any more than the publication in a regular journal.
RFC 1149 and RFC 2549 also illustrate the point.
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