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ASCII text file of hostnames (RFC0627)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004288D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Mar-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Aug-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 2K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M.D. Kudlick: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The online ASCII text file of official hostnames as defined in RFCs 606 and 608 is now available at OFFICE-1 (Hostaddr. 43 decimal) with pathname HOSTS.TXT. Currently the file includes hostname, host address, and host status. We hope to be adding additional attributes soon. This file will be maintained by the NIC, and all hosts are encouraged to use these hostnames in their monitors. Changes or additions will be added on a weekly basis. Each network host will be responsible for accessing this file via FTP for new information.

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Network Working Group                             Mike Kudlick (SRI-ARC)

RFC # 627                                         Jake Feinler (SRI-ARC)

NIC # 22360                                       March 25, 1974

                      ASCII TEXT FILE OF HOSTNAMES

The online ASCII text file of official hostnames as defined in RFCs 606

and 608 is now available at OFFICE-1 (Hostaddr. 43 decimal) with

pathname <NETINFO>HOSTS.TXT.  Currently the file includes hostname, host

address, and host status.  We hope to be adding additional attributes

soon. This file will be maintained by the NIC, and all hosts are

encouraged to use these hostnames in their monitors.  Changes or

additions will be added on a weekly basis.  Each network host will be

responsible for accessing this file via FTP for new information.

Presently no nicknames are included in this file.  However, if any site

wants to register one official nickname, it may do so.  Nicknames will

be added to the <NETINFO>HOSTS.TXT file as they are received, and

systems with name-to-address translation are encouraged, but not

required, to use them.

Although hostname changes and nicknames are perfectly valid in

principle, as a practical consideration we would like to ask hosts to

chose their official hostnames carefully, so that changes and nicknames

can be kept to a minimum.

If you have changes, additions,...