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Single access to standard protocols (RFC0552)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003655D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Jul-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 1K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A.D. Owen: AUTHOR

Abstract

Isn't the idea of a single access protocol simple enough that one could be specified, and a socket reserved for it, before the proposed mail protocol becomes official? The result would be that MP could be the first protocol implemented under UULP (or whatever it is to be called), and the other protocols could be "moved" as soon as any problems in the official specifications could be worked out, and at the convenience of implementors.

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Network Working Group Buz Owen

RFC # 552 SDAC-TIP

NIC # 17809 13 July, 1973

Single access to Standard Protocols

Isn't the idea of a single access protocol simple enough that one could

be specified, and a socket reserved for it, before the proposed mail

protocol becomes official? The result would be that MP could be the

first protocol implemented under UULP (or whatever it is to be called),

and the other protocols could be "moved" as soon as any problems in the

official specifications could be worked out, and at the convenience of

implementors.

The single access protocol might have the following commands:

USER

PASS

ACCT

MAIL

FTP

RJS

DRS (?)

HELP (?)

BYE

following Jim White's idea of nested command and reply spaces.

This doesn't address the question of "what is free", or of the

interrelationships between the various protocols, but it doesn't make

those problem any worse, only a little different.

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