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Internet-Drafts are not an archival document series. These documents should not be cited or quoted in any formal document. Unrevised documents placed in the Internet-Drafts directories have a maximum life of six months. After that time, they must be updated, or they will be deleted. Details of the expiration procedure can be found in "Guidelines to Authors of Internet-Drafts." After a document becomes an RFC, it will be replaced in the Internet-Drafts Directories with an announcement to that effect.

Information on the status of all Internet-Drafts can be obtained via the Internet-Drafts Database Interface. You can use this tool to display Internet-Drafts by category, or to search for Internet-Drafts based on one or more search parameters.

Information on the status of Internet-Drafts under review by the IESG can be obtained via the IETF Draft Tracker (I-D Tracker).

Internet-Drafts can also be retrieved from mirror sites using ftp. If you wish to use rsync to check the contents of the Internet-Drafts directory, then click here.

Authors of Internet-Drafts should be familiar with the following documents:

Guidelines to Authors of Internet-Drafts

Note: The "Guidelines" document includes text that refers to RFC 3978 "IETF Rights in Contributions" and RFC 3979 "Intellectual Property Rights in IETF Technology."


All Internet-Drafts that are submitted to the IESG for consideration as RFCs must conform to the requirements specified in the I-D Checklist.

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