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Obsoletes: RFC 5000 January 2013
List of Internet Official Protocol Standards:
Replaced by an Online Database
This document obsoletes RFC 5000 ("Internet Official Protocol
Standards"), which contained a snapshot of the Standards Track
documents as of May 2008, and moves RFC 5000 to Historic. This
document also retires the subseries identifier STD 1, which has
previously been associated with publications of the "Internet
Official Protocol Standrds".
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[RFC1083], published in December 1988, was the first document
published in the RFC series that detailed a "list of documents that
define the standards for the Internet protocol suite" and any ongoing
experiments. Snapshots were published on a periodic basis.
[RFC1280] was the first of these publications to be published as STD
1. [RFC5000], published in May 2008, was the last snapshot
documented in an RFC. This document obsoletes the RFC 5000, moves
RFC 5000 to Historic, and retires the subseries identifier STD 1.
Additionally, RFC numbers typically reserved for these documents
(i.e., those numbers ending with 00) are available for assignment to
2. Obsoleting RFC 5000 and Moving It to Historic
Previously, publishing a snapshot of the current list of Standards
Track and Experimental documents was helfpul to the Internet
community, as the information was not available otherwise. However,
in 2000, the RFC Editor produced an online list that is dynamically
updated and available to individuals with access to the public
Internet. As the list has been online for over 10 years, it is time
to make the online list more official, and formally obsolete RFC
3. Retiring STD 1
In some sense, STD 1 was retired when RFC 5000 was published. After
consultation with the IAB, RFC 5000 was published as an Informational
document, but was still identified as STD 1 in the document header.
The status was listed as Informational, as the document does not
describe an implementable Standard. However, it was associated with
STD 1 to keep the document consisent with it's historic connection to
the subseries identifier.
This document formally retires STD 1. Identifier STD 1 will not be
re-used unless there is a future need to publish periodic snapshots
of the Standards Track documents (i.e., unless the documentation is
4. Cleaning Up RFC Editor Data
As part of the cleanup related to retiring the publication of the
Official Protocol Standards, the RFC Editor will mark a number of
unused numbers ending in 00 through RFC 6800 "never issued". Moving
forward, other numbers typically reserved for these documents (i.e.,
those numbers ending with 00) will be assigned to future RFCs-to-be.
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The RFC Editor's STD index will also be updated accordingly to note
that STD has been retired.
5. IANA Considerations
This document does not request any IANA actions.
6. Security Considerations
This document does not impact the security of the Internet.
7. Informative References
[RFC1083] Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Internet
Activities Board, "IAB official protocol standards", RFC
1083, December 1988.
[RFC1280] Postel, J., "IAB Official Protocol Standards", RFC 1280,
[RFC5000] RFC Editor, "Internet Official Protocol Standards", STD 1,
RFC 5000, May 2008.
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