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Scenario for using the Network Journal (RFC0629)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003701D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Mar-27
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 3 page(s) / 4K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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J.B. North: AUTHOR

Abstract

Network users may send mail to individuals and to groups, input as messages or entire files, through the Network Journal, using SNDMSG or their site's mail system. The mail is converted at NIC into NLS files, Journalized, and sent to specified recipients. Short messages may be received as messages, longer ones as citations to files which may be retrieved immediately, and also later, by using FTP. Mail sent to NIC with a "/" in the user-name field invokes the Net Journal.

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Network Working Group Jeanne North

Request for Comment: 629 SRI-ARC

NIC 22383 March 27, 1974

SCENARIO FOR USING THE NETWORK JOURNAL

Network users may send mail to individuals and to groups, input as

messages or entire files, through the Network Journal, using SNDMSG or

their site's mail system. The mail is converted at NIC into NLS files,

Journalized, and sent to specified recipients. Short messages may be

received as messages, longer ones as citations to files which may be

retrieved immediately, and also later, by using FTP. Mail sent to NIC

with a "/" in the user-name field invokes the Net Journal.

SENDING THE MESSAGE OR FILE BY TELEX SNDMSG

Construct user field with slash and NIC idents:

[Users:] sender ident/addressee ident(s)@NIC

e.g. "JEW/DHC MAP@NIC". To send to a group, use group ident, e.g.

"JEW/NLG@NIC". To combine Journal SNDMSG with SNDMSG to others, add

others' Network addresses after commas, e.g. "JEW/DHC@NIC,PRATT@ISI".

See ARPANET Directory for NIC idents and Network addresses.

[@] SNDMSG

[Type ? for help]

[Users:] JEW/NGG DHC@NIC, PRATT@ISI

[Subject:] Title of Message

[Message (? for help):] Text of message ...

Note: ^B allows insertion of a sequential file as the message or

at any point in the test of the message:

^B [(Insert file:)] file [ext ...EOF)]

<^Z>

[jew/ngg dhc@nic -- ok] (or [ -- queued -- timed-out])

[pratt@isi -- ok]

When using SNDMSG through TELNET, change TELNET escape character, to

^Q for example, allowing ^Z to be used for end-of-message.

RETRIEVING THE FILE FROM NETWORK JOURNAL

Substitute the citation received, for example "21695", for

"number" and supply a filename in the following:

[@] FTP

[HOST FTP User process x.xx.x]

[*] CONN NIC

[ Connection opened]

[*< OFFICE-1 FTP Server x.xx.x - at DAY DATE TIME]

[*] LOG ANONYMOUS NIC

[*] GET number.NLS;xnls

[ to local file] filename [New file]

[< IMAGE retrieve of number.NLS; started]

[< transfer completed]

[*] DISC

[*] QUIT

[@] COP [] file [] LPT: [OK]

SENDING A MESSAGE BY TELNET, FTP, OR OTHER MAIL SYSTEM

TELNET by TENEX Users:

[@] TELNET

[User Telnet x.x DATE ...]

[#] NIC FTP [is complete.#]

[300 OFFICE-1 FTP Server x.xx.x - at DAY DATE TIME]

MAIL JEW/RWW DHC (pause)

[350 Type mail, ended by a line with only a "."]

Re: Title of Message

First line of message

second line of message ...etc.

. (pause)

[256 Mail completed successfully]

<^Z>

[#] DISC

[#] QUIT

FTP by TENEX Users:

[@] FTP

[HOST FTP User process x.xx.x]

[*] CONN