Harvard's network RJE (RFC0499)
Original Publication Date: 1973-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Aug-15
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
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
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.
HOW TO USE RJE AT HARVARD
Start the program by taping R RJE
Then type "RJE UCL
COMMANDS TO THE LOCAL (HARVARD) PROCESS
All commands to the local process begin with a *.
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
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.
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 connections.
STATUS Outputs on the local user's terminal a complete list, or a summary, of all jobs in the system for this VRBT, with an indication of their progressing status in the Model 91.
ALERT Outputs on the user's termin...