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Telnet output formfeed disposition option (RFC0655)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004290D
Original Publication Date: 1974-Oct-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 6K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Crocker: AUTHOR

Abstract

1. Command name and code NAOFFD - 13 (Negotiate About Output Formfeed Disposition)

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TELNET OUTPUT FORMFEED DISPOSITION OPTION

RFC 655, NIC 31158 (Oct. 25, 1974)

D. Crocker (UCLA-NMC)

Online file: [ISI]NAOFFD.TXT

TELNET OUTPUT FORMFEED DISPOSITION OPTION

1. Command name and code

NAOFFD - 13

(Negotiate About Output Formfeed Disposition)

2. Command meanings

In the following, we are discussing a simplex connection, as described in

the NAOL and NAOP Telnet Options specifications.

IAC DO NAOFFD

The data sender requests or agrees to negotiate about output

formfeed disposition with the data receiver. In the case

where agreement has been reached and in the absence of

further subnegotiations, the data receiver is assumed to be

handling output formfeeds.

IAC DON'T NAOFFD

The data sender refuses to negotiate about output formfeed

disposition with the data receiver, or demands a return to

the unnegotiated default mode.

IAC WILL NAOFFD

The data receiver requests or agrees to negotiate about

output formfeed disposition with the sender. In the case

where agreement has been reached and in the absence of

further subnegotiations, the data receiver alone is assumed

to be handling output formfeeds.

IAC WON'T NAOFFD

The data receiver refuses to negotiate about output formfeed

disposition, or demands a return to the unnegotiated default

mode.

IAC SB NAOFFD DS <8-bit value> IAC SE

The data sender specifies, with the 8-bit value, which party

should handle formfeeds and what their disposition should be.

The code for DS is 1.

IAC SB NAOFFD DR <8-bit value> IAC SE

The data receiver specifies, with the 8-bit value, which

party should handle formfeeds and what their disposition

should be. The code for DR is 0.

3. Default

DON'T NAOFFD/WON'T NAOFFD

In the default absence of negotiations concerning which party, data

sender or data receiver, is handling output formfeeds, neither party

is required to handle formfeeds and neither party is prohibited from

handling them; but it is appropriate if at least the data receiver

handles formfeed considerations, albeit primitively.

4. Motivation for the Option

Please refer to section 4 of the NAOL and of the NAOFFD Telnet option

descriptions.

5. Description of the Option

The data sender and the data receiver use the 8-bit value along with the

DS and DR SB commands as follows:

8-bit value Meaning

0 Command sender suggests that he alone will handle

formfeeds, for the connection.

1 to 250 Command sender suggests that the other party alone

should handle formfeeds, but suggests that the

indicated value be used. The value is the number

of character-times to wait or number of NULs to

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