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Building a Network Information Services Infrastructure (RFC1302)

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Original Publication Date: 1992-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 13 page(s) / 18K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

D. Sitzler: AUTHOR [+2]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1302: DOI

Abstract

This FYI RFC document is intended for existing Internet Network Information Center (NIC) personnel, people interested in establishing a new NIC, Internet Network Operations Centers (NOCs), and funding agencies interested in contributing to user support facilities. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard.

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Network Working Group D. Sitzler Request For Comments: 1302 Merit FYI: 12 P. Smith Merit A. Marine SRI February 1992

Building a Network Information Services Infrastructure

Status of This Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This FYI RFC document is intended for existing Internet Network Information Center (NIC) personnel, people interested in establishing a new NIC, Internet Network Operations Centers (NOCs), and funding agencies interested in contributing to user support facilities. The document strives to:

- Define a basic set of essential services that Network Information Centers (NICs) will provide to Internet users, including new mechanisms that will facilitate the timely dissemination of information to the Internet community and encourage cooperation among NICs.

- Describe existing NIC services as an aid to Internet users and as a model for organizations establishing new NICs.

Acknowledgments

This document reflects the work of the Network Information Services Infrastructure (NISI) working group in the User Services area of the IETF. Because the working group participants represent a cross- section of existing Internet NICs, the opinions expressed herein are representative of groups currently providing information services within the Internet community.

Sitzler, Smith, & Marine [Page 1]

RFC 1302 NISI February 1992

Table of Contents

1. PURPOSE........................................................ 2 2. DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES......................................... 3 3. DEFINITION OF A NIC AND A NOC.................................. 3 4. HISTORY........................................................ 3 5. ESSENTIAL NIC FUNCTIONS........................................ 5 5.1 Provide Information Resources................................. 5 5.2 Support End-Users............................................. 6 5.3 Collect and Maintain NIC Referral Information................. 7 5.4 Support the NIC Infrastructure................................ 7 6. EXAMPLES OF PRESENT NIC SERVICES............................... 8 6.1 Direct User Support........................................... 8 6.1.1 Referrals................................................... 8 6.1.2 User-to-User Communication.................................. 8 6.1.3 Application Support......................................... 9 6.1.4 Technical Support........................................... 9 6.1.5 Emergency Services.......................................... 9 6.2 User Training Services........................................ 9 6.3 Marketing and Public Relations Services....................... 9 6.3.1 Newsletters................................................. 9 6.3.2 Other Publications.......................................... 9 6.3.3 PR Activities............................................... 9 6.4 Information Repository Services............................... 9 6...

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