RFC 902

ARPA Internet Protocol policy, July 1984

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J.K. Reynolds
J. Postel

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC0902

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The purpose of this memo is to explain how protocol standards are adopted for the ARPA-Internet and the DARPA research community. There are three important aspects to be discussed: the process, the authority, and the complex relationship between the DARPA community and the DDN community. This memo is a policy statement on how protocols become official standards for the ARPA-Internet and the DARPA research community. This is an official policy statement of the ICCB and the DARPA.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.

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