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Agenda for the May NWG meeting (RFC0140) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002224D
Original Publication Date: 1971-May-04
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 3 page(s) / 7K

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S.D. Crocker: AUTHOR


"The problem of designing an operating system for a computer which is to be imbedded in a network has received little attention. In addition to providing those capabilities one normally expects from an advanced multi-programmed system such as file sharing, inter- process communication and a hierarchical process structure, such a system should be structured so that, as nearly as possible, a user process is ig- norant of the actual location in the network of the files and processes with which it is interacting."

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NWG Steve Crocker

RFC - 140 UCLA

NIC - 6725 4 May 71



The NWG meeting will be from 8 p.m., Sunday, May 16 through

Wednesday evening May 19. All meetings except Sunday night will take

place in the Wicker Room of the Dennis Hotel. The Sunday even- ing

meeting will take place in the Royal Box Room of the Dennis Hotel.

Evening meetings will start at 8 p.m. Afternoon meetings at 1:30 p.m.

and morning meetings at 9 a.m. We will meet Sunday evening, all day

Monday (three sessions), Tuesday morning and evening and Wednesday

evening. At times when we are not meeting you are invited to use the

Wicker Room for private meetings or whatever. It is reserved thru

Thursday afternoon.

Below are the topics to be discussed in each meeting and the list

of relevant RFC numbers which should be read prior to coming.

TIME: Sunday evening

TITLE: Short Reports (RFC's 113, 131, 134)

Each host will give a very short -- five minutes or less -- report on

their state of development, including hardware, NCP and Telnet and

including any applications in progress or planned. In addition, the

committees will summarize their progress and new sites will introduce

themselves. More extended committee reports and discussions will take

place later.

TIME: Monday morning

TITLE: NIC and Telnet (RFC's 103, 106, 112, 109,

110, 115, 118, 137, 139)

At 9:00 a.m. Dick Watson will talk about the status, plans and policies

of the NIC.

At 10:00 a.m. Tom O'Sullivan will present the Telnet committee's

proposed protocol and lead a discussion concerning it.

TIME: Monday afternoon

TITLE: File Transfer, TIP, Network Planning (RFC's 114, 122, 133, 136)

and other ARPA Projects

1) Abhai Bhushan of MAC and Jim White of UCSB will discuss their file

transfer protocols.

2) BBN representatives will talk about the TIP, including

specifications, delivery schedules, prices and protocols.

3) Bob Kahn and Larry Roberts will talk about several aspects of the

Network management and the long-range network planning. This will be an

opportunity for questions on who will manage the Network, how it will

grow and what sites will come on to be directly addressed to Larry.

4) Some other projects are in progress which affect many of the ARPA

sites and are not centered in any particular site. These include

efforts to produce a list-processing system and a speech understanding


TIME: Monday evening

TITLE: Operating Systems and Networks

The protocols being developed in the Network Working Group are similar

to interprocesses communication facilities within operating systems. It

is not fully understood how these protocols should be built, and what

the tradeoffs are for alternatives; the same can be said for

interprocess communication...