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Standcore does a variety of project related research and development. Current projects include

Temporary RFC Series Project Manager

Standcore is currently managing the RFC series, in which the Internet Engineering Task Force publishes its standards.

Universal Acceptance of Domain Names and E-mail Addresses

In cooperation with the Universal Acceptance Steering Group, Standcore is investigating how well network and web software handle Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) and e-mail addresses using E-mail Address Internationlization (EAI.)

We are also working on documents, and on upgrading popular software libraries for better IDN and EAI support.

DNS Conformance Suite and Test Harness

Standcore has creating a complete conformance test system for all parts of the DNS. The project has:

  • identified all of the RFCs and associated documents that contain DNS conformance requirements

  • separated those requirements out into a test plan

  • created a test system for all parts of the test plan

Because different enterprises and vendors will have different views of what should or should not be tested, the conformance test system will allow easy selection of subsets of requirements to be tested. The entire system will be made available under Creative Commons licenses so that anyone can use it. In addition, the overall test system will be able to serve as the basis for creating conformance tests for other protocols.

Due to its scale, this project is supported by multiple sponsors; Standcore is currently seeking new sponsors for it.


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