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5 definitions found
 for RFC
From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  RFC
         Remote Function Call (SAP, CPIC)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  RFC
         Request For Change (PERL, ITIL)
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  RFC
         Request For Comments (Internet, RFC)
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  RFC
   /R?F?C/, n.
  
      [Request For Comment] One of a long-es?tab?lished series of numbered
      Internet informational documents and standards widely followed by
      commercial software and freeware in the Internet and Unix communities.
      Perhaps the single most influential one has been RFC-822 (the Internet
      mail-format standard). The RFCs are unusual in that they are floated by
      technical experts acting on their own initiative and reviewed by the
      Internet at large, rather than formally promulgated through an institution
      such as ANSI. For this reason, they remain known as RFCs even once adopted
      as standards.
  
      The RFC tradition of pragmatic, experience-driven, after-the-fact standard
      writing done by individuals or small working groups has important
      advantages over the more formal, committee-driven process typical of ANSI
      or ISO. Emblematic of some of these advantages is the existence of a
      flourishing tradition of ?joke? RFCs; usually at least one a year is
      published, usually on April 1st. Well-known joke RFCs have included 527 (?
      ARPAWOCKY?, R. Merryman, UCSD; 22 June 1973), 748 (?Telnet Randomly-Lose
      Option?, Mark R. Crispin; 1 April 1978), and 1149 (?A Standard for the
      Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers?, D. Waitzman, BBN STC; 1
      April 1990). The first was a Lewis Carroll pastiche; the second a parody of
      the TCP-IP documentation style, and the third a deadpan skewering of
      standards-document legalese, describing protocols for transmitting Internet
      data packets by carrier pigeon (since actually implemented; see Appendix
      A). See also Infinite-Monkey Theorem.
  
      The RFCs are most remarkable for how well they work ? they frequently
      manage to have neither the ambiguities that are usually rife in informal
      specifications, nor the committee-perpetrated misfeatures that often haunt
      formal standards, and they define a network that has grown to truly
      worldwide proportions.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Request For Comments
  RFC
  
      (RFC) One of a series, begun in 1969, of numbered
     Internet informational documents and standards widely
     followed by commercial software and freeware in the
     Internet and Unix communities.  Few RFCs are standards but
     all Internet standards are recorded in RFCs.  Perhaps the
     single most influential RFC has been RFC 822, the Internet
     electronic mail format standard.
  
     The RFCs are unusual in that they are floated by technical
     experts acting on their own initiative and reviewed by the
     Internet at large, rather than formally promulgated through an
     institution such as ANSI.  For this reason, they remain
     known as RFCs even once adopted as standards.
  
     The RFC tradition of pragmatic, experience-driven,
     after-the-fact standard writing done by individuals or small
     working groups has important advantages over the more formal,
     committee-driven process typical of ANSI or ISO.
  
     Emblematic of some of these advantages is the existence of a
     flourishing tradition of "joke" RFCs; usually at least one a
     year is published, usually on April 1st.  Well-known joke RFCs
     have included 527 ("ARPAWOCKY", R. Merryman, UCSD; 22 June
     1973), 748 ("Telnet Randomly-Lose Option", Mark R. Crispin; 1
     April 1978), and 1149 ("A Standard for the Transmission of IP
     Datagrams on Avian Carriers", D. Waitzman, BBN STC; 1 April
     1990).  The first was a Lewis Carroll pastiche; the second a
     parody of the TCP/IP documentation style, and the third a
     deadpan skewering of standards-document legalese, describing
     protocols for transmitting Internet data packets by carrier
     pigeon.
  
     The RFCs are most remarkable for how well they work - they
     manage to have neither the ambiguities that are usually rife
     in informal specifications, nor the committee-perpetrated
     misfeatures that often haunt formal standards, and they
     define a network that has grown to truly worldwide
     proportions.
  
     http://rfc.net/)">rfc.net (http://rfc.net/).
     W3
     http://w3.org/hypertext/DataSources/Archives/RFC_sites.html)">(http://w3.org/hypertext/DataSources/Archives/RFC_sites.html).
     ftp://nic.ja.net/pub/newsfiles/JIPS/rfc)">JANET UK FTP (ftp://nic.ja.net/pub/newsfiles/JIPS/rfc).
     ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/rfc/)">Imperial College, UK FTP (ftp://src.doc.ic.ac.uk/rfc/).
     http://nexor.com/public/rfc/index/rfc.html)">Nexor UK (http://nexor.com/public/rfc/index/rfc.html).
     Ohio State U
     http://cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/top.html)">(http://cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/top.html).
  
     See also For Your Information, STD.
  
     (1997-11-10)
  

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