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Building a Network Information Services Infrastructure (RFC1302)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002122D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 11 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Sitzler: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This FYI RFC document is intended for existing Internet Network Information Center (NIC) personnel, people interested in establishing a new NIC, Internet Network Operations Centers (NOCs), and funding agencies interested in contributing to user support facilities. The document strives to:

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Network Working Group D. Sitzler

Request For Comments: 1302 Merit

FYI: 12 P. Smith

Merit

A. Marine

SRI

February 1992

Building a Network Information Services Infrastructure

Status of This Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is

unlimited.

Abstract

This FYI RFC document is intended for existing Internet Network

Information Center (NIC) personnel, people interested in establishing

a new NIC, Internet Network Operations Centers (NOCs), and funding

agencies interested in contributing to user support facilities. The

document strives to:

- Define a basic set of essential services that Network

Information Centers (NICs) will provide to Internet users,

including new mechanisms that will facilitate the timely

dissemination of information to the Internet community and

encourage cooperation among NICs.

- Describe existing NIC services as an aid to Internet users

and as a model for organizations establishing new NICs.

Acknowledgments

This document reflects the work of the Network Information Services

Infrastructure (NISI) working group in the User Services area of the

IETF. Because the working group participants represent a cross-

section of existing Internet NICs, the opinions expressed herein are

representative of groups currently providing information services

within the Internet community.

Table of Contents

1. PURPOSE........................................................ 2

2. DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES......................................... 3

3. DEFINITION OF A NIC AND A NOC.................................. 3

4. HISTORY........................................................ 3

5. ESSENTIAL NIC FUNCTIONS........................................ 5

5.1 Provide Information Resources................................. 5

5.2 Support End-Users............................................. 6

5.3 Collect and Maintain NIC Referral Information................. 7

5.4 Support the NIC Infrastructure................................ 7

6. EXAMPLES OF PRESENT NIC SERVICES............................... 8

6.1 Direct User Support........................................