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Telnet Data Entry Terminal option: DODIIS implementation (RFC1043)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000001849D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 21 page(s) / 54K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Yasuda: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In the early 1980s, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) undertook the tasks of developing a TELNET capability to access full screen applications across a packet switching network. This effort was successful by implementing Data Entry Terminal (DET) options within the TELNET protocol based on RFC 732. These DET options have been implemented on IAS, MVS, OS86 and UNIX operating systems. DET options are being developed for VM and VMS operating systems.

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Network Working Group A. Yasuda

Request for Comments: 1043 T. Thompson

Defense Intelligence Agency

Updates: RFC 732 February 1988

TELNET Data Entry Terminal Option

DODIIS Implementation

Status of this Memo

This RFC suggests a proposed protocol on the TELNET Data Entry

Terminal (DET) Option - DODIIS Implementation for the Internet

community. It is intended that this specification be compatible with

the specification of DET Option in RFC-732. Discussion and

suggestions for improvements are encouraged. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Introduction

In the early 1980s, the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) undertook

the tasks of developing a TELNET capability to access full screen

applications across a packet switching network. This effort was

successful by implementing Data Entry Terminal (DET) options within

the TELNET protocol based on RFC 732. These DET options have been

implemented on IAS, MVS, OS86 and UNIX operating systems. DET

options are being developed for VM and VMS operating systems.

The Department of Defense Intelligence Information System (DODIIS) is

a confederation of heterogeneous computer systems and remote

terminals utilizing the Defense Data Network (DDN) as the

communications backbone (namely the SCINET/DSNET-3).

Although the reason for implementing a DET option specification was

based upon data base application interfaces, the use of a full screen

TELNET provides a method to achieve higher efficiency on the network.

Most terminal to host applications on the ARPANET are character echo

TELNETs. This is both costly in time and network utilization, since

one character pressed on the keyboard generates a datagram composed

of TCP/IP headers plus the character sent to the host and the host

echoes back a similar datagram. In the DODIIS community, programmers

are highly encouraged to implement full screen applications; line at

a time is acceptable; and character remote echo mode is discouraged.

This RFC in its final form will be implemented on SCINET. During the

interim period, the "DODIIS TELNET Network Virtual Data Entry

Terminal (NVDET) Option Specification", DIA, April 1983, will be

implemented.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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SECTION 1 COMMAND NAME AND OPTION CODE 4

SECTION 2 COMMAND MEANINGS 4

Facilities Subcommands 4

Edit Subcommands 8

Transmit Subcommands 8

Erase Subcommands ...