I hope you are all doing well. I have been wanting to read lots of RFC's but I was wondering what are the best RFC's to read for the network industry of today and tomorrow. I have a long flight ahead of me and I thought some reading material would be nice to have.
Thanks for any help you can give me!
Depends on the area you are working in, For me, the following are fundemental topics with plenty of content to warrant multiple reads.
In fairness, anything which is a standard is a must read....when you find the time!
I would always encourage starting with RFC-1925.
Okay, joking aside, I agree with Seb, but I would expand on the thought. IP, OSPF, TCP, SNMP, etc... These fundamental protocols put food on your table and a roof over your head. They are your livelihood. Understanding as much as you possibly can understand about the protocols and how they work is a key to your long-term success. I would strongly encourage you to not just read the specifications for the protocols that you work with when you have the time. I would advise you to make the time to do so.
I didn't have this realization until probably 15 or 20 years into my career. When I did, I just started reading. One day I was working on an OSPF problem, so that night, I dug into RFC-2328, which naturally led me into RFC-5340. Wash, rinse, repeat.
Just my 2c + my sad attempt at comedy.