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Explaining RFC

What does RFC stand for? In a text book, I saw the line, "you may learn more about HTTP by connecting RFC 2068 at the Internet Engineering Task Force site," I didn't quite understand what this line meant. Please explain.

Hari Prasad

A Request for Comments (RFC) is a formal document from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The document is a result of committee drafting and subsequent review by interested parties on different Internet topics. The IETF is the body that defines standard Internet operating protocols such as TCP/IP. Each RFC drafting is serially numbered and is listed in the IETF Web site. The particular RFC you have mentioned (RFC N0 2068) deals with the HTTP protocol, and the line in the text book refers to this RFC where you can get the descriptive explanation of the topic. RFC is also an abbreviation for Remote Function Call which is a different topic.

Solution by G. Rajah

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