[rfc-dist] BCP0125 RFC 4775 on Procedures for Protocol Extensions and Variations
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Title: Procedures for Protocol Extensions and
Author: S. Bradner, B. Carpenter,
Ed., T. Narten
Status: Best Current Practice
Date: December 2006
Mailbox: sob at harvard.edu,
brc at zurich.ibm.com,
narten at us.ibm.com
I-D Tag: draft-carpenter-protocol-extensions-04.txt
This document discusses procedural issues related to the
extensibility of IETF protocols, including when it is reasonable to
extend IETF protocols with little or no review, and when extensions
or variations need to be reviewed by the IETF community. Experience
has shown that extension of protocols without early IETF review can
carry risk. The document also recommends that major extensions to or
variations of IETF protocols only take place through normal IETF
processes or in coordination with the IETF.
This document is directed principally at other Standards Development
Organizations (SDOs) and vendors considering requirements for
extensions to IETF protocols. It does not modify formal IETF
processes. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices
for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the
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