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Transition of Nic Services (RFC1261) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002079D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 2 page(s) / 4K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Williamson: AUTHOR [+1]


Status of this Memo

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Network Working Group S. Williamson

Request for Comments: 1261 L. Nobile

Network Solutions

September 1991


Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is



The transition of the Network Information Center from SRI

International in Menlo Park, CA, to Government Systems Inc. in

Chantilly, VA, is officially scheduled for 1 October 1991. This

includes the transition of services currently offered to DDN and

Internet users by SRI. These services include network/user

registration (i.e., network number and top level domain name

assignment), on-line information services, and Help Desk operations.

GSI will also continue RFC and Internet-Draft archive and

distribution services.

SRI will continue to provide all NIC services and respond to all user

calls and requests until 30 September 1991.

Defense Information System Agency (DISA) and GSI will make every

effort to ensure a smooth and timely transition of NIC services from

SRI. Network users should be minimally impacted. With a few minor

exceptions, all on-line services currently offered by SRI will appear

the same to the user when a connection is established to the new

(GSI) NIC host. These exceptions are due to the change from the

TOPS20 operating system to the SunOS operating system. The new NIC

host is a Sun 470 SPARCserver running SunOS 4.1. All users on the

DDN and the Internet should carefully note the following changes:

U.S. Postal Address: Government Systems, Inc.

Attn: Network Information Center

14200 Park Meadow Drive

Suite 200

Chantilly, VA 22021

Help Desk Telephone Numbers:

1-800-365-3642 (1-800-365-DNIC)


Help Desk Hours of Operation:

7:00 am to 7:00 pm Eastern Time

Fax Number: 1-703-802-8376

Network Address: (NIC.DDN.MIL)

Root Domain Server: (NS.NIC.DDN.MIL)

During the period of 26 to 30 September 1991 the ID (WHOIS) database

will not be changed. All registration actions for this five day

period will be suspended. This action is necessary in order to