BCP 104

RFC 4084

Terminology for Describing Internet Connectivity, May 2005

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4084.txt
File formats:
Plain TextPDF
Status:
BEST CURRENT PRACTICE
Author:
J. Klensin
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

Cite this RFC: TXT  |  XML

DOI:  10.17487/RFC4084

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Abstract

As the Internet has evolved, many types of arrangements have been advertised and sold as "Internet connectivity". Because these may differ significantly in the capabilities they offer, the range of options, and the lack of any standard terminology, the effort to distinguish between these services has caused considerable consumer confusion. This document provides a list of terms and definitions that may be helpful to providers, consumers, and, potentially, regulators in clarifying the type and character of services being offered. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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