RFC-ietf-msgtrk-trkstat-05.txt is IANA's shorthand for a document that is in the
RFC Editor's queue, based on the internet-draft of the given name.
Yes, ietf-msgtrk-trkstat-05.txt is more than six months old. When documents go
into the IESG queue, and then the RFC Editor's queue, the six month rule no
This document is one of a suite of documents about message tracking that will
all be published together as a series of RFCs.
Most of the work in the message tracking working group was finished well over a
year ago. Unfortunately, there were a few comments that came back from the IESG
that caused a couple of cycles on a couple of the documents in the message
tracking suite. That held up the publication of all of the documents.
Bruce Lilly wrote:
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Yesterday, "message/tracking-status" appeared in the IANA registry for MIME
message media types (http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/message/).
It lists "RFC-ietf-msgtrk-trkstat-05.txt" as the reference document -- of
course there is no such document. The closest existing document is a draft
dated March 2003, more than a year old ("Internet drafts are valid for six
Why on Earth did this suddenly appear yesterday?
The ietf-msgtrk mailing list appears to be dormant; in the last three months
the only message to appear on that mailing list's archive are spam messages
(http://www.imc.org/ietf-msgtrk/mail-archive/maillist.html). There are fewer
than a dozen message in the mailing list archive in the past year, spam
What's going on?!?