What are RFCs and where can I find them?

Tim Rohaly

RFC stands for "Request for Comment". The RFCs form an integral part of the Internet standards; standards are formed by first publishing a specification as an RFC.

If you wish to implement a standard protocol in Java, the first thing to do is download and read the applicable RFC.

You can obtain RFCs, search RFCs, and read more about the RFC process at http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/.