Internet Draft (I-D) is a Request For Comment (RFC) Standards Track RFC Status document published by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) containing preliminary technical specifications, results of networking-related research, or other technical information.

Internet Draft is less mature than Proposed Standard

Often, Internet Drafts are intended to be work-in-progress documents for work that is eventually to be published as a perhaps leading to become an Internet Standard.

Internet Draft are considered inappropriate to rely on and citations should indicate work in progress.

Internet Draft is expected to adhere to the basic requirements imposed on any RFC and may be used to flag common document problems prior to submission to the IETF.

Internet Draft are short-lived specifications, only valid for six months, typically go through multiple revisions, and may change significantly between revisions. The old version is removed from the Internet Draft repository, unless it is under official review by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) when a request to publish it as an RFC has been submitted.

Internet Draft may stagnate and become no longer maintained, although in some cases they may still describe viable functionality that is worth implementing.

LDAP Server Standards and Specifications documents a list of a number of Request For Comments and Internet Drafts related to LDAP and Directory Services.

Internet Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), its areas, and its Working Groups. Note that their groups may also distribute working documents as Internet Drafts.

The list of Internet Draft can be accessed at: https://www.rfc-editor.org/standards#DS

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