ARPA Network Data Management Working Group (RFC0316)
Original Publication Date: 1972-Feb-23
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-May-22
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
D.B. McKay: AUTHOR [+2]
The meeting had two different phases. The first included presentations of applications of networks and development work in the design to allow data sharing in a computer network, the second was a working meeting in which was discussed what the data management working group should do.
Network Working Group D. B.
Request for Comments: 316 A. P. Mulleray
NIC: 9346 IBM
February 23 & 24, 1972
ARPA Network Data Management Working Group
The meeting had two different phases. The first included
presentations of applications of networks and development work in the
design to allow data sharing in a computer network, the second was a
working meeting in which was discussed what the data management
working group should do.
Univ. of Penn. and National Board of Medical Examiners,
Phila., PA., described the use of a network to provide access to
models that simulate medical behavior of patients. These models are
used primarily for teaching and testing physicians. The network
provides an interface by which varieties of terminals can connect to
and access these models. Other data bases exist to which access
through a network may be desirable; however, these data bases have a
"polyglot" of organizations making it presently impossible to use
foreign data bases.
National Library of Medicine, described the MEDLINE
system. This has 1000 journals on-line to which access can be made
via a network. This network, as the one above, provides the
interface for access by various terminals. In this network are four
or five computers with other applications such as CAI, clinical
MITRE, presented the requirements for the WWMCCS
(World Wide Military Command and Control System) Network. This
network will contain 25 nodes and have a data exchange rate of the
order of 10,000,000 characters per day. Three type of data were
formulated - query data with response on the order of seconds, daily
exchange for updates and reports, and other data for weekly, monthly
or as required reports.
MITRE, discussed data management for the WWMCCS Network.
The two problems are determining the location of desired data, and
providing the proper security and reliability for vital data. The
location of data bases will be indicated in directories which may
automatically determine which segment is applicable to a query. The
directory will contain lists of data bases, files users and programs.
McKay & Mulleray
RFC 316 Data Management Working Group February 1972
The directory can be centralize...