User/Server Site Protocol Network Host Questionnaire (RFC0106)
Original Publication Date: 1971-Mar-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jan-29
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
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.
NETWORK WORKING GROUP NIC 5776
Request for Comments #106 Thomas O'Sullivan
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
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
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.
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?
* 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.
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...