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Official protocol mechanism (RFC0053)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003646D
Original Publication Date: 1970-Jun-09
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 2K

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S.D. Crocker: AUTHOR

Abstract

During the Spring Joint Computer Conference in Atlantic City, Larry Roberts, Barry Wessler, Cordell Green, Jon Postel and I discussed rules for establishing and modifying an official Host-Host protocol.

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Network Working Group S. Crocker

Request for Comments #53 UCLA

9 June 70

An Official Protocol Mechanism

During the Spring Joint Computer Conference in Atlantic City, Larry

Roberts, Barry Wessler, Cordell Green, Jon Postel and I discussed rules

for establishing and modifying an official Host-Host protocol.

The following decisions were made:

1. A new set of documents will be created. This set of

documents will specify the official Host-Host protocol. When

it becomes appropriate, these documents will be maintained at

the Network Information Center on SRI's computer.

2. I will distribute proposals for the initial version of the

official protocol and all subsequent changes as NWG/RFC's.

These proposals will be formulated from suggestions made by

any interested parties.

3. After a proposal for a change in the official protocol

has been issued as an NWG/RFC, networkers are requested to

respond with approval, criticism, etc. A cutoff date will be

included with each protocol.

4. After the cutoff date, one of two situations will prevail.

Either the proposal will have been substantially accepted by

the network community, or substantial criticism will have been

generated. In the latter case, the process stops and no

change occurs to the official protocol.

5. If the proposal has been substantially accepted, the

proposal, together with its minor revisions will be forwarded

to the ARPA office. Barry Wessler or his successor will then

either approve or disapprove the whole proposal. His decision

will be returned to me by letter.

6. After the ARPA office approves the proposal, I will send

out the new protocol (as mentioned in item 1 above).

The first version of an official protocol will be proferred this month.

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