Seeking for a good RFC database
Posted on 2001-06-14
There are lots of very nice hyperlinked RFC databases around. I love the hyperlinked feature for its easy navigation between RFCs.
Now when I do tranings I want the same level of comfort, but rarely the classrooms have an active Internet connection.
Right now I have downloaded all RFCs in text format, but this is not very comfortable to work with.
I tried to steal a hyperlinked RFC database using Frontpage, set the depth level to 2 and tried to grab the start Page and all subpages. Even with a 2Mbits wire I have here it took eons to load the whole thing, and the download never got finished because after a while I always got disconnected by the remote servers. Frontpage does not have a feature to resume a failed download, so I had to start all over again. Always failed after hours of downloading. Probably they do this to prevent people like me from stealing their database :-).
So who can guide me to a RFC database I can download that meets my requirements? May not be web based (though I'd prefer such a solution because IE is available everywhere) but may also come in any database format with reader software. Should be regularily updated as well.
And, yes, I want it for free ....