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STD 8 contains the following RFCs:
NumberFilesTitleAuthorsDateMore InfoStatus
RFC 854, STD 8ASCII, PDF Telnet Protocol Specification J. Postel, J.K. ReynoldsMay 1983Obsoletes RFC 764, Updated by RFC 5198, ErrataInternet Standard
RFC 855, STD 8ASCII, PDF Telnet Option Specifications J. Postel, J.K. ReynoldsMay 1983Obsoletes NIC 18640Internet Standard

Abstract of RFC 854

This is the specification of the Telnet protocol used for remote terminal access in the ARPA Internet. The purpose of the TELNET Protocol is to provide a fairly general, bi-directional, eight-bit byte oriented communications facility. Its primary goal is to allow a standard method of interfacing terminal devices and terminal-oriented processes to each other. It is envisioned that the protocol may also be used for terminal-terminal communication ("linking") and process-process communication (distributed computation). This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet community. Hosts on the ARPA Internet are expected to adopt and implement this standard. Obsoletes NIC 18639.

Abstract of RFC 855

This memo specifies the general form for Telnet options and the directions for their specification. This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet community. Hosts on the ARPA Internet are expected to adopt and implement this standard. Obsoletes RFC 651, NIC 18640.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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