[rfc-i] Allowing RFC numbers in abstracts

Bob Hinden bob.hinden at nokia.com
Tue Oct 25 09:18:23 PDT 2005


Hi,

> Could we go back to allowing RFC numbers in the abstracts?

As one who doesn't try to remember RFCs by number, my preference  
would be to have the number and the title.  For example: RFC2246 "The  
TLS Protocol Version 1.0.".

Bob


> The abstract in the Internet Draft:
>
>     This document describes a mechanism that can be used by FTP  
> clients
>     and servers to implement security and authentication using the TLS
>     protocol defined by [RFC-2246] and the extensions to the FTP  
> protocol
>     defined by [RFC-2228].  It describes the subset of the extensions
>     which are required and the parameters to be used; discusses  
> some of
>     the policy issues that clients and servers will need to take;
>     considers some of the implications of those policies and discusses
>     some expected behaviours of implementations to allow  
> interoperation.
>     This document is intended to provide TLS support for FTP in a  
> similar
>     way to that provided for SMTP in [RFC-2487] and HTTP in  
> [RFC-2817].
>
>     That this specification is in accordance with the FTP RFC  
> [RFC-959]
>     and relies on the TLS protocol [RFC-2246] and the FTP security
>     extensions [RFC-2228].
>
>
> The abstract in the AUTH48 RFC:
>
>     This document describes a mechanism that can be used by FTP  
> clients
>     and servers to implement security and authentication using the TLS
>     protocol defined by the RFC, "The TLS Protocol Version 1.0.",  
> and the
>     extensions to the FTP protocol defined by the RFC, "FTP Security
>     Extensions".  It describes the subset of the extensions that are
>     required and the parameters to be used, discusses some of the  
> policy
>     issues that clients and servers will need to take, considers  
> some of
>     the implications of those policies, and discusses some expected
>     behaviours of implementations to allow interoperation.  This  
> document
>     is intended to provide TLS support for FTP in a similar way to  
> that
>     provided for SMTP in the RFC, "SMTP Service Extension for  
> Secure SMTP
>     over Transport Layer Security", and the HTTP RFC, "Upgrading to  
> TLS
>     Within HTTP/1.1.".
>
>     This specification is in accordance with the RFC, "File Transfer
>     Protocol".  It relies on the RFC, "The TLS Protocol Version 1.0.",
>     and the RFC, "FTP Security Extensions".
>
> --Paul Hoffman, Director
> --VPN Consortium
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