Architectural Principles of the Internet, June 1996
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- RFC 3439
- B. Carpenter, Ed.
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The Internet and its architecture have grown in evolutionary fashion from modest beginnings, rather than from a Grand Plan. While this process of evolution is one of the main reasons for the technology's success, it nevertheless seems useful to record a snapshot of the current principles of the Internet architecture. This is intended for general guidance and general interest, and is in no way intended to be a formal or invariant reference model. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.