How to Obtain RFCs
The InterNIC Directory and Database Service maintains the repository of RFCs. If you have a connection to the Internet, you can retrieve online RFCs as follows:
Through ftp, by sending your requests to the InterNIC directory and database server ds.internic.net. Your request should have the format:
rfc/rfc.rfcnum.txt or rfc/rfc.rfcnum.ps
where rfcnum represents the number of the RFC you want. For example, if you wanted to retrieve RFC 1540 in PostScript\256 format, you would request rfc/rfc.1540.ps.
Through electronic mail, by emailing email@example.com. This is an automatic server that expects the body of your request message to have the format:
document-by-name rfcrfcnum or document-by-name rfcrfcnum.ps
Through a World Wide Web browser, by specifying the URL http://ds.internic.net/ds/dspg1intdoc.html. The home page is http://ds.internic.net
If you need an online index of RFCs, send electronic mail to ds.internic.net with a message containing the request document-by-name rfc-index.
The InterNIC information above is current as of this writing. However, the Internet is expanding at a fast pace, and the addresses listed might no longer be current when you read this manual.