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Harvard's network RJE (RFC0499)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005077D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Aug-15
Document File: 7 page(s) / 13K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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B.R. Reussow: AUTHOR

Abstract

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Network Working Group B. Reussow Request for Comments: 499 Center for Research in Computing Technology NIC: 15716 Harvard University

April 1 1973

HARVARD'S NETWORK RJE

Section I

RJE was designed to provide network users with the facility of submitting jobs to remote servers via the ARPA net and retrieving results using Harvard's PDP-10.

In order to be an expert in the use of the RJE program from a remote host, the user must be familiar with the FTP commands and usage. At present RJE is only implemented for UCLA. Accordingly, all examples will deal with the UCLA installation. Arrangements for a password and a job ID must be made at UCLA before usage is to begin. If you are interested, we will see to it that an account is made up for you. People at other sites should deal directly with UCLA to get an account.

Section II

HOW TO USE RJE AT HARVARD

Start the program by taping R RJE at monitor level. RJE will respond with a "!".

Then type "RJE UCL to make the TELNET connection. The TELNET connection is used for transfer of commands to UCLA and error messages from UCLA to the user of RJE. It is important to realize that, in using RJE, one is talking to two systems; the local system (HARV-10) and the remote host where the job will actually be run. Therefore, there are two command processors, one local and one foreign.

COMMANDS TO THE LOCAL (HARVARD) PROCESS

All commands to the local process begin with a *.

*READ LDEV:FILENAME.EXTENSION

Reads the specified file, which contains all job cards, JCL, program and data, formats it for RJS at UCLA and ships it over a data connection. When using the data connection, ASCII files are translated into EBCDIC, the UCLA end of the connection. After transfer is completed the file is immediately spooled for processing.

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RFC 499 HARVARD'S NETWORK RJE April 1 1973

*PRINT LDEV:FILENAME.EXTENSION

Gets the next print file from UCLA's 91 and reformats the print file for a PDP-10 line printer. Write the file to the user's specified logical device with the specified FILENAME.EXTENSION. FILENAME is up to 6 characters in length and EXTENSION is up to 3 characters in length.

*QUIT

Tear down all connections used by RJE and return to monitor level.

COMMANDS TO THE REMOTE PROCESS

(UCLA RJS COMMANDS)

Commands to the remote process have no special character preceding a command. For a explanation of the command arguments, ask Terry Sack for the document named, RJS OPERATOR COMMANDS FOR REMOTE TERMINALS.

Terminal Control and Information Command

SIGNON First command of a session identifies VRBT (virtual remote batch terminal) by giving its terminal ID. For UCLA, Harvard's terminal ID is NETHARV.

SIGNOFF Last command of a session; RJS waits for any data transfer in progress to complete and then closes all connection...