Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Request for Comments: 6393
Obsoletes: 4693
Category: Informational
ISSN: 2070-1721
M. Yevstifeyev
September 2011

Moving RFC 4693 to Historic


This document moves RFC 4693 to Historic status. It also obsoletes RFC 4693.

Status of This Memo

This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.

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1. Introduction

This document moves RFC 4693 [RFC4693] to Historic status. It also obsoletes that document.

2. Moving RFC 4693 to Historic Status

RFC 4693 [RFC4693] established the IETF Operational Notes (IONs) series of documents on the experimental basis [RFC3933]. This series was intended to discuss the set of procedures that the IETF follows, but for which the RFC publication process is an inappropriate documentation vehicle.

Per RFC 3933 [RFC3933], in March 2008, the IESG decided to terminate the IONs process experiment [IESG-IONS]. This document moves RFC 4693 to Historic status, per [HISTORIC], to reflect experiment closure. Please contact the IESG at <> for further details, including motivation for the termination and further destiny of IONs.

3. Security Considerations

This document is of administrative nature only; therefore, there are no security issues related to it.

4. Acknowledgments

Various discussions of, valuable comments on, and criticism of previous versions of this document were provided by (in alphabetical order) Harald Alvestrand, Brian Carpenter, Russ Housley, John Klensin, Barry Leiba, and Subramanian Moonesamy. Harald Alvestrand is also acknowledged for his work on RFC 4693.

5. References

5.1. Normative References

   [RFC4693]   Alvestrand, H., "IETF Operational Notes", RFC 4693,
               October 2006.

5.2. Informative References

   [IESG-IONS] Housley, R., "IETF Operational Notes", April 2008,
   [HISTORIC]  The IESG, "IESG Statement on Designating RFCs as
               Historic", IESG Statement, June 2011,
   [RFC3933]   Klensin, J. and S. Dawkins, "A Model for IETF Process
               Experiments", BCP 93, RFC 3933, November 2004.

Author's Address

Mykyta Yevstifeyev
8 Kuzovkov St., Apt. 25