To get the list of modules available
type 'rsync ftp.rfc-editor.org::'
This will return a results like following
(Module Names) (Comments)
everything-ftp Everything FTP
rfcs Contents of in-notes/ and subdirectories bcp/, fyi/, ien/, and std/
rfcs-text-only Text files from [rfcs]
rfc-ed-all Entire repository (excluding internet-drafts)
internet-drafts Internet Drafts
ids-text-only Text files from [Internet Drafts]
rfcs-pdf-only PDF versions of ASCII RFCs to ensure correct page breaks, etc
 To create a mirror using a module
Type 'rsync -avz --delete ftp.rfc-editor.org::Module-Name Target-Directory'
Ex) To create a mirror of the text versions of all the RFCs, i.e., in-notes/*.txt in-notes/bcp/*.txt in-notes/fyi/*.txt in-notes/ien/*.txt in-notes/std/*.txt type 'rsync -avz --delete ftp.rfc-editor.org::rfcs-text-only my-rfc-mirror'
(The --delete option is useful for removing local copies of files that have been deleted from the repository. This is helpful to remove expired Internet drafts.)
This page last updated 17 March 2010.