[rfc-dist] RFC 6918 on Formally Deprecating Some ICMPv4 Message Types

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        RFC 6918

        Title:      Formally Deprecating Some ICMPv4 Message 
        Author:     F. Gont, C. Pignataro
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2013
        Mailbox:    fgont at si6networks.com, 
                    cpignata at cisco.com
        Pages:      8
        Characters: 13639
        Obsoletes:  RFC1788
        Updates:    RFC792, RFC950

        I-D Tag:    draft-gp-obsolete-icmp-types-iana-01.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6918.txt

A number of ICMPv4 message types have become obsolete in practice,
but have never been formally deprecated.  This document deprecates
such ICMPv4 message types, thus cleaning up the corresponding IANA
registry.  Additionally, it updates RFC 792 and RFC 950, obsoletes
RFC 1788, and requests the RFC Editor to change the status of RFC
1788 to Historic.

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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