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Network and infrastructure user requirements for transatlantic research collaboration: Brussels, July 16-18, and Washington July 24-25, 1990 (RFC1210)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002024D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 30 page(s) / 72K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

V.G. Cerf: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This report summarises user requirements for networking and related infrastructure facilities needed to enable effective cooperation between US and European research teams participating in the planned ESPRIT-DARPA/NSF programme of collaborative research in Information Science and Technology. It analyses the problems and disparities of the current facilities, and suggests appropriate one and three year targets for improvements. It proposes a number of initial actions aimed at achieving these targets. Finally, the workshop has identified a non-exhaustive set of important issues upon which support of future research will depend. These issues could be studied in the short term, with the aim of initiating a programme of joint research in collaboration technology within the next year.

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Network Working Group V. Cerf

Request for Comments: 1210 CNRI

P. Kirstein

UCL

B. Randell

Newcastle on Tyne

Editors

March 1991

Network and Infrastructure User Requirements for

Transatlantic Research Collaboration

Brussels, July 16-18, and Washington July 24-25, 1990

Status of this Memo

This report complements a shorter printed version which appeared in a

summary report of all the committees which met in Brussels and

Washington last July, 1990. This memo provides information for the

Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This report summarises user requirements for networking and related

infrastructure facilities needed to enable effective cooperation

between US and European research teams participating in the planned

ESPRIT-DARPA/NSF programme of collaborative research in Information

Science and Technology. It analyses the problems and disparities of

the current facilities, and suggests appropriate one and three year

targets for improvements. It proposes a number of initial actions

aimed at achieving these targets. Finally, the workshop has

identified a non-exhaustive set of important issues upon which

support of future research will depend. These issues could be

studied in the short term, with the aim of initiating a programme of

joint research in collaboration technology within the next year.

SUMMARY OF PRINCIPAL RECOMMENDATIONS AND TARGETS

EMAIL (6.1) Initiate an intercontinental email operations forum

involving email service providers in the US and Europe to define and

implement operational procedures leading to high reliability. The

forum should be tasked with analysing interoperability problems in

the existing email systems, and with developing functional and

performance specifications for email gateways (relays). In addition

an international email user support group should be organized. The

target would be to achieve, within one year, routine expectation of

proper and timely (less than one hour campus to campus) delivery of

messages. The three year target would be to provide global directory

services, a return/receipt facility, and support for privacy and

authenticity.

COMPOUND DOCUMENTS (6.2) Hold a workshop to review the ongoing

compound document research and development programmes in the two

regions. One aim would be to recommend services, based on

proprietary compound document email for groups using specific

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