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Establishing a local guide for network usage (RFC0274)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003336D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 4 page(s) / 7K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

E. Forman: AUTHOR

Abstract

Actual experiences and experimentation with network systems and subsystems will be an important supplement to existing NIC documentation. For this reason, MITRE, to facilitate local user access to network resources, is planning to establish a local GUIDE TO NETWORK USAGE to supplement the Resources Notebook and other NIC documentation. The Guide will be tailored to the needs of MITRE users and will contain information on network systems and subsystems. (We cannot precisely define systems and subsystems at this time but as an example of what we have in mind, TENNEX at SRI is a system and NLS is a subsystem.)

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NETWORK WORKING GROUP E. FORMAN

REQUEST FOR COMMENTS # 274 MITRE

NIC # 7901 1 November 1971

CATEGORIES F, G

UPDATES: NONE

OBSOLETES: NONE

ESTABLISHING A LOCAL GUIDE FOR NETWORK USAGE

Actual experiences and experimentation with network systems and

subsystems will be an important supplement to existing NIC

documentation. For this reason, MITRE, to facilitate local user

access to network resources, is planning to establish a local GUIDE TO

NETWORK USAGE to supplement the Resources Notebook and other NIC

documentation. The Guide will be tailored to the needs of MITRE users

and will contain information on network systems and subsystems. (We

cannot precisely define systems and subsystems at this time but as an

example of what we have in mind, TENNEX at SRI is a system and NLS is

a subsystem.)

The Guide will be implemented under NLS in much the same fashion

as the NIC LOCATOR SYSTEM. Information gathered that is appropriate

for the NIC but not yet included will be submitted for inclusion in

the NIC.

Attached is an outline of the proposed NLS files for the Guide

System. The information included in the Guide will be sufficiently

detailed to enable local users who are unfamiliar with the network,

its terminology, and stores of reference material to utilize resources

at foreign hosts via the network.

Sites will be included in the Guide as local users gain

experience with systems and subsystems located at the remote sites.

Therefore, the sites most likely to be in the Guide will be those that

can be used to support MITRE projects.

We are planning to coordinate our efforts in this undertaking

with a similar effort at the National Bureau of Standards. We believe

that such endeavors will result in valuable contributions to the NIC,

particularly to the Network Resources Notebook. Although the Guide

will be tailored for MITRE users, it will contain information of

general interest to other network users and will be made accessible to

them through NLS.

The Guide should become operational during December 1971. Any

comments on proposed contents of the Guide are welcome. Anyone

wishing to cooperate in this effort should contact E. Forman at MITRE.

[ This RFC was put into machine readable form for entry ]

[ into the online RFC archives by BBN Corp. under the ]

[ direction of Alex McKenzie. 12/96 ]

ATTACHMENT

An NLS "Site File" will be built for each site at which a

resource is presently available to network users at MITRE. Initial

files will be for those sites that offer resources that are of

specific interest to the local community. A RESOURCE LOCATOR FILE

will contain a table of contents of the SITE FILES and a list of the

subsystems surveyed for each of these sites. The headings in the

table of contents will contain links to the corresponding online site

file documents.

RESOURCE-LOCATOR

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