[rfc-dist] BCP 37, RFC 5237 on IANA Allocation Guidelines for the Protocol Field

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        BCP 37        
        RFC 5237

        Title:      IANA Allocation Guidelines for the 
                    Protocol Field 
        Author:     J. Arkko, S. Bradner
        Status:     Best Current Practice
        Date:       February 2008
        Mailbox:    jari.arkko at piuha.net, 
                    sob at harvard.edu
        Pages:      5
        Characters: 9303
        Updates:    RFC2780
        See Also:   BCP0037

        I-D Tag:    draft-arkko-rfc2780-proto-update-02.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5237.txt

This document revises the IANA guidelines for allocating new Protocol
field values in IPv4 header.  It modifies the rules specified in RFC
2780 by removing the Expert Review option.  The change will also
affect the allocation of Next Header field values in IPv6.  This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the
Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
improvements. 


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