RFC GRAPH

As you may know since early days of Internet the main specs, algorithms and innovations are submitted, discussed and published in the form of RFC (which stays for Request For Comments). All the core protocols of the TCP/IP stack along with dozens of others are described here.

There are almost 7200 of RFC right now, and the number keeps growing rapidly. Recently I’ve found a nice index with the citations and connections between RFCs. So I decided to build a graph of this network and to draw some clusters from it.

You can play with the graph online here (I’ve filtered out a lot of small standalone clusters as a noise)

And here it goes a list of some interesting snippets:

the main cluster of RFC graph

SNMP cluster of RFC graph


TFTP cluster of RFC graph


Regulations cluster of RFC graph


Standarts cluster of RFC graph


vCard cluster of RFC graph


POP&IMAP cluster of RFC graph


Early scans cluster of RFC graph


FTP cluster of RFC graph


BOOTP cluster of RFC graph


MIB cluster of RFC graph


LDAP cluster of RFC graph


URI specs cluster of RFC graph


Abandoned TCP extensions cluster of RFC graph

Once again, the full-size interactive visulization is available here.

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