Network Working Group
Request for Comments: 766
Obsoletes: IENs 94, 118
J. Postel
July 1980

Internet Protocol Handbook

In recent years the ARPA Network Research Program has had as one concern the interconnection of networks. In the course of this research a family of protocols suitable for an internetwork environment has emerged. Much of this work is documented in a series of project memos called Internet Experiment Notes or IENs. A few of these IENs document protocols in the internet protocol family. Most of the major internet protocol documents have also been issued as RFCs.

The situation has evolved to the point that it is appropriate for the internet family of protocols to replace the old ARPANET protocols. To this end an Internet Protocol Handbook will be prepared by the Network Information Center. This Handbook is tentatively planned to be available at the end of 1980. This Internet Protocol Handbook will closely parallel the old ARPANET Protocol Handbook, and will primarily be a collection of existing RFCs and IENs.

Attached is the current draft table of contents for the Internet Protocol Handbook. Any suggestions for additions should be sent to Jon Postel (Postel@ISIF).

RFCs and IENs are public access document files and may be copied from the Network Information Center online Library at SRI-KL via FTP using the FTP user name ANONYMOUS and password GUEST. The IENs have pathnames of the form "<NETINFO>IEN-nnn.TXT", and the RFCs have pathnames of the form "<NETINFO>RFCnnn.TXT", where "nnn" is replaced by the document number. [Note the inconsistency: IENs have a hyphen in the pathname, RFCs don't.]

RFC 766

Internet Protocol Handbook

Table of Contents

Gateway Level

   Internet Datagram Protocol                            RFC-760 IEN-128
   How to Build a Gateway                                        IEN-109
   Gateway Monitoring Protocol                                   IEN-131

Host Level

   User Datagram Protocol                                        IEN-88 
   Transmission Control Protocol                         RFC-761 IEN-129
   Multiplexing Protocol                                         IEN-90 

Application Level

   Time Server Protocol                                          IEN-142
   Name Server Protocol                                          IEN-116
   Trivial File Transfer Protocol                                IEN-133
   Telnet Protocol                                       RFC-764 IEN-148
   File Transfer Protocol                                RFC-765 IEN-149
   Internet Message Protocol                             RFC-753 IEN-85 


   Assigned Numbers                                      RFC-762 IEN-127
   Protocol Options                                              IEN-114
   Address Mappings                                              IEN-115
   Document File Format Standards                                RFC-678
   Mail Header Format Standards                                  RFC-733