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User/Server Site Protocol Network Host Questionnaire (RFC0106)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000001867D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Mar-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-29
Document File: 6 page(s) / 7K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

T.C. O'Sullivan: AUTHOR

Abstract

The answer to a number of questions about the characteristics and operation of Network HOSTS will be useful to implementers of some early versions of TELNET, and/or to the USER/SERVER SITE PROTOCOL Committee in their consideration of a full TELNET PROTOCOL specification.

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NETWORK WORKING GROUP                                           NIC 5776

Request for Comments #106                              Thomas O'Sullivan

                                                                     RDS

                                                            3 March 1971

                       USER/SERVER SITE PROTOCOL

                       NETWORK HOST QUESTIONNAIRE

        The answer to a number of questions about the characteristics

and operation of Network HOSTS will be useful to implementers of some

early versions of TELNET, and/or to the USER/SERVER SITE PROTOCOL

Committee in their consideration of a full TELNET PROTOCOL

specification.

        Questions of current interest are covered on the attached

questionnaire.  The Technical Liaison contact at each HOST site is asked

to review these questions and fill in the answers as soon as convenient

after receipt.

        One of the members of the committee listed below will contact

each HOST site by telephone in the next few days to record the answers.

   Committee members include:

         Bob Long                   SDC

         John Melvin                SRI/ARC

         Ed Meyer                   MIT/MAC

         Tom O'Sullivan             RDS

        Results of the questionnaire will be tabulated and distributed

as an RFC.

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                      NETWORK HOST QUESTIONNAIRE*

                        For TELNET Consideration

Installation __________________________  Prepared By _______________

System**  _____________________________  Date  _____________________

1.)    Does system operate on keyboard terminal input on one

       character at a time (e.g. searching for a special

       character other than end of line), or does it accumulate

       a line at a time and operate on the line when a

       special character is entered, e.g. Carriage Return (CR)?

         [ ]  Line at time

         [ ]  Character at time

         [ ]  Both (Explain) __________________________________

       _____________________________________________________________

       _____________________________________________________________

       _____________________________________________________________

2.)    What maximum buffer size does your system provide for

       input of a physical line from a keyboard terminal, and

       for output to a terminal, printer, or screen?

            Input______Char

            Output_____Char

       Remarks: ____________________________________________________

       _____________________________________________________________

       _____________________________________________________________

       _____________________________________________________________

=================

 * If there is insufficient space on the questionnaire, continue

   answers on back of page.

** Fill out separate questionnaire for each HOST to be directly

   interfaced to an IMP.

                                                                [Page 2]

Network HOST Questionnaire (Continued)

3.)    Describe the effect in your system of use of the following

       keying conventions.  Indicate how implemented, i.e. is there

       a hardware interrupt?  Does the terminal respond?  How?

       What is sent into system as data, what is echoed, etc.

       If the key(s) are not available, so indicate (as may be

       the case for Newline for some systems, line feed...