RFC 6709 on Design Considerations for Protocol Extensions

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A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        RFC 6709

        Title:      Design Considerations for Protocol Extensions 
        Author:     B. Carpenter, B. Aboba, Ed.,
                    S. Cheshire
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IAB
        Date:       September 2012
        Mailbox:    brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com, 
        Pages:      42
        Characters: 103913
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-iab-extension-recs-17.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6709.txt

This document discusses architectural issues related to the extensibility 
of Internet protocols, with a focus on design considerations.  It is 
intended to assist designers of both base protocols and extensions.  Case 
studies are included.  A companion document, RFC 4775 (BCP 125), discusses 
procedures relating to the extensibility of IETF protocols.

This document is a product of the Internet Architecture Board.

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