In addition to access to RFC's through web
indexes, you can also get RFC's by email through RFC-INFO and RFC-DIST.
RFC-INFO. You can get RFC's by mail by sending an email to RFC-INFO@ISI.EDU
with a message specifying which RFC you want to retrieve. For example, the following
message will retrieve RFC 1000.
All Doc-ID's are four digit numbers, so make sure you add preceding
zeroes if the RFC number is less than 1000, so that 163 is 0163:
You can get a listing of all the RFC's with the command
You can search the RFC's to return those that contain certain keywords, such
You can learn more about how to retrieve RFC's, FYI's, STD's,
and IMR's by
email by sending an email to RFC-INFO@ISI.EDU with the phrase help:
RFC-DIST. The release of new RFC's are announced on the RFC-DIST mailing list. You can
join by sending an email to
with a message of