Flowchart of RFC Editor Process


State definitions:
  • EDIT = Awaiting editing or being edited
  • RFC-EDITOR = Undergoing final internal review before AUTH48
  • AUTH48 = Awaiting final author approval
  • AUTH48-DONE = Final approvals are complete
  • AUTH = Awaiting author action
  • IESG = Awaiting IESG action
  • IANA = Document has been edited, but is holding for completion of IANA actions
  • TI = Tooling Issue. Publication of the document is on hold pending the resolution of an issue with the software tools used to create the files.
  • REF = Document has been edited, but is holding for a normative reference that is in the queue.
  • MISSREF = Awaiting a missing normative reference (i.e., the reference is NOT-RECEIVED) or there was a specific request from the stream manager or authors for simultaneous publication with another document.

See pages about the publication process and about the queue for more information.

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