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Scheduling IMP/TIP down time (RFC0622)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003695D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Mar-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 4K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A.M. McKenzie: AUTHOR

Abstract

From time to time it is necessary for an IMP or TIP to be taken down other than during its scheduled Preventive Maintenance period. Examples of such cases are retrofit programs and the off-line diagnosis and repair of intermittent problems. In the past we have scheduled these downs with our "primary site contact" at the affected site; in our view this individual was responsible for representing all of the hosts (and TIP users) connected to that IMP/TIP. Although this policy has worked well in the past, the recent proliferation of Very Distant Hosts, together with complaints from representatives of other (local or distant) Hosts, has caused us to review our procedures.

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Network Working Group Alex McKenzie

RFC # 622 BBN-NET

NIC # 21995 March 13, 1974

Scheduling IMP/TIP Down Time

From time to time it is necessary for an IMP or TIP to be taken down

other than during its scheduled Preventive Maintenance period. Examples

of such cases are retrofit programs and the off-line diagnosis and

repair of intermittent problems. In the past we have scheduled these

downs with our "primary site contact" at the affected site; in our view

this individual was responsible for representing all of the hosts (and

TIP users) connected to that IMP/TIP. Although this policy has worked

well in the past, the recent proliferation of Very Distant Hosts,

together with complaints from representatives of other (local or

distant) Hosts, has caused us to review our procedures.

This note announces a modification of the previous policy. We will

continue to schedule IMP/TIP downs with our "primary site contact." We

will continue to consider this individual a representative of all Hosts

connected to that IMP/TIP, with the following exception. Any Host

organization wishing to be notified by telephone that down time has been

scheduled for their IMP/TIP may nominate some individual as a "secondary

contact." The name of the secondary contact, together with a telephone

number where he/she can be reached, should be submitted to me by any of

the following methods:

US mail

Network Control Center

Bolt, Beranek and Newman Inc.

50 Moulton Street

Cambridge, Mass. 02138

ATTN: Alexander McKenzie

Journal system

Ident = AAM

Network mail

MCKENZIE at BBN-TENEX

The NCC operators will notify the secondary contact by telephone after

scheduling down time with the primary contact.

Following is the current list of "primary site contacts" (and backup

"primary" contacts):

UCLA - Anita Coley (Dave Crocker, Lou Nelson)

SRI - Jim White (Don Wallace)

UCSB - Ron Stoughton (Bob Ploger)

Utah - Dennis Ting

BBN (IMP) - Steve Chipman

MIT-MAC - Al Vezza (Abhay Bhushan)

RAND - Roy Yashimura

SDC - Ken Brandon (Doug Pintar)

Harvard - Bob Nickerson

Lincoln - John Laynor

Stanford - Ted Panofsky (Lester Earnest)

Illinois - Jack Bouknight (Gary Grossman)

Case - Dave Reide (Alan Rosenfeld)

Carnegie - Bill Broadley

AMES IMP - John McConnell (Paul Zima, Dick Brown)

AMES TIP - Bob Linebarger (Toby Gonzales, Glen Holtzer)

MITRE - Jean Iseli (Susan Poh)

RADC - Tom Lawrence (Grant Strength)

NBS - Tom Pyke (Bob Rosenthal)

ETAC - Capt. Petregal (John Smith)

LLL - Robert Abbott (Bob Sherwood)

ISI - Tom Boynton (Jerry Pipes)

USC - James Pepin

GWC - Capt. Goldsmith (Peggy Irving)

DOCB - Dave Lillie (Sky Stevenson)

SDAC - Buz Owen (Vernon Bruffey, Rick Perez, Bill Whyte)

Belvoir - Ken Gibson (Larry Wright)

ARPA - Steve Crocker (Pam Cutler...