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RFC 6709

"Design Considerations for Protocol Extensions", September 2012

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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
B. Carpenter
B. Aboba, Ed.
S. Cheshire
Stream:
IAB

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Abstract

This document discusses architectural issues related to the extensibility of Internet protocols, with a focus on design considerations. It is intended to assist designers of both base protocols and extensions. Case studies are included. A companion document, RFC 4775 (BCP 125), discusses procedures relating to the extensibility of IETF protocols. This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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