An RFC is a request for comments. Really. That's all it is, it's a document asking,
"what do you all think about this possible Internet standard?" Since many of these documents
subsequently define the standards they suggest, in practice the RFCs are the authoritative
description of whatever Internet thingie you're working with.
I'm slowly going through the list and documenting what I know about these topics. As I do so,
I'll post the RFC in question to this page and link to the corresponding topic. This will
be a slow process. As of January 2000 I have two complete.
- RFC1725: POP
The Post Office Protocol. It's the basis of most Windows clients and thus is
basically the standard for non-local mail clients. Nearly all mail hosts support POP
access. So if your app needs to read mail, POP is the way to do it. Note that POP is
for reading mail. SMTP is for sending it.
- RFC1867: HTTP file upload
How to write the server end. The form is easy.