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Response to RFC 116: May NWG meeting (RFC0131) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002130D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Apr-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 2 page(s) / 5K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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E. Harslem: AUTHOR [+1]


Phase One

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Network Working Group E. Harslem - Rand

Request For Comments: 131 J. Heafner - Rand

April 1971

Response to RFC #116 (May NWG Meeting)

Phase One

Software Status of 360/65

1) Our software is currently being changed to reflect the new NCP

protocol delineated in RFC #107. These changes will be completed

before the end of May.

2) We are implementing a logger that, after an automatic ICP

dialog, can be driven from a local console. Any desirable messages

can be sent or received in EBCDIC, ASCII (8), or as binary streams.

The purpose of the logger is to allow sites to checkout remote log in

procedures. Since no production-oriented services will be offered on

the 360/65, the logger is for experimental purposes only. It will be

completed before the end of May.

3) We have not planned a TELNET. We will, however, implement both

server and user TELNETs once a specification is generally accepted.

Implementation time will be on the order of two weeks.

Transition from 360/65 to PDP-10

1) We plan to move from our 360/65 to a PDP-10. Rand will offer

Network services on the PDP-10. The hardware and software status of

the PDP-10 will be reported later.

2) The 360/65 Network connection will remain for some time due to

its production use by another ARPA-sponsored project at Rand.

Maintenance of the 360/65 Network software will be provided for the

lifetime of the connection but no new programs will be developed on

the 360/65 after September.

Network Related Activities

1) The UCSB/Rand Network activities were recently reported in RFC

#113 and earlier in RFC #78. The Climate Dynamics Project (CDP) at

Rand will continue to use this facility (more heavily) in the future.

2) In conjunction with the above facility, the Rand Network team

has planned and implemented a front-end graphics program to allow the

reduced data from UCSB to be displayed and interacted with locally as

graphs, contours, plots, and lists. This will be used in about three

months after an intermediate program, being written by the CDP

personnel, is completed.

Phase Two

Experimental Data Reconfiguration Service (Form Machine)

1) A working session was held recently at Rand on the Data

reconfiguration Service (DRS), the results of which have been drafted

and are being edited by the participants. These data will be

published soon as an RFC. Eric Harslem will be prepared to make an

oral report at the NWG meeting on the DRS.

Protocol Manager

1) We plan to submit a positional paper on a proposed Protocol