Overview of the RFC Editor

Who is the RFC Editor?

The RFC series was originated in 1969 by Steve Crocker of UCLA, to organize the working notes of the new ARPAnet research program. For 28 years, this RFC series was managed and edited by the Internet pioneer Jon Postel. For the history of the series, see "30 Years of RFCs" and "40 Years of RFCs".

RFC Editor operation was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the US government until 1998. From 1998, the RFC Editor was funded by a contract with the Internet Society, to continue to edit, publish, and catalog RFCs. The RFC Editor was a project at the USC Information Sciences Institute in Marina del Rey, California, through 2009. Currently, the RFC Production Center and Publisher functions are provided by Association Management Solutions, LLC (AMS).

RFC 6635, "RFC Editor Model (Version 2)", divides the responsibilities for the RFC series into several components:

In addition, these groups are essential to the RFC series:

RFC 6548, "Independent Submission Editor Model", describes the roles of

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