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Number of references:2454Last update:May 25, 2005
Number of online publications:2454Supported:yes
Most recent reference:April 2005 Info:Version 3.22

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Nelson H. F. Beebe <beebe @ math . utah . edu> (email mangled to prevent spamming)
Center for Scientific Computing
Department of Mathematics
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
This is a COMPLETE bibliography of Internet RFC (Request for Comment) documents.
BibTeX, bibliography, Internet RFC
Author Comments:
This bibliography is produced by an automated process from the master index files fyi,rfc,std-index.txt in the Internet RFC document archive at, with manual addition of protecting braces in titles, and occasional manual editing to fix other small problems and typographical errors. The master index gives a maximum of five authors, with no indication whether any have been dropped, so whenever five were listed, the original documents have been consulted, when available, to fill in the omitted authors.
The master archive at is mirrored to many sites around the Internet, so the documents are widely available. All bibliography entries below contain URL fields, so that the HTML version of this file at can be conveniently used to access the full document texts. Although PostScript versions of a few dozen documents are available, only the simple ASCII text versions are referenced in URLs.
You can also send email to mailserv at with an arbitrary subject line and the body ``document-by-name rfcNNNN'', where NNNN is the number of the RFC. If you want the PostScript version, use the body ``document-by-name''. Multiple requests can be sent in a single message by specifying each document in a comma-separated list (e.g. ``document-by-name rfcNNNN, rfcYYYY''), or by including multiple ``document-by-name'' commands on separate lines.
Regrettably, a number of RFC documents are missing from the master archive.
The bibliography entries contain extensive cross-referencing to other documents in the companion fyi.bib and std.bib files. I have not yet created a bibliography for RTR (RARE Technical Report; RARE =Reseaux Associes pour la Recherche Europeenne) documents, for which some cross-references appear. Thus, it will usually be necessary to include fyi, rfc, and std in the list of bibliography database files in a (La)TeX document, even if you are citing only one type of Internet document.
For convenience, the parenthesized notes that appear in the master index files are collected into a single note field which most standard BibTeX bibliography styles will include in the formatted bibliography. However, they also appear as additional key/value pairs which most, if not all, BibTeX styles will ignore. This additional markup may prove useful in extracting subsets of information from this bibliography.

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