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Network Information Center schedule for network users (RFC0223) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002788D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Sep-14
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 3 page(s) / 5K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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J.T. Melvin: AUTHOR [+1]



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Network Working Group John Melvin

Request for Comments #223 Dick Watson


NIC 7622 14 September 1971

Category: G.2

Uptades: none


The Network Information Center has planned to provide service for

network users on a regular basis Monday through Friday.

This service will begin on Monday, October 4, 1971.

The daily schedule for network users will be:

(times are Pacific Daylight / Pacific Standard Time)

0500 to 1200 system available

except Tuesday, when hours are 0800 to 1200

1200 to 1300 system not available

1300 to 1800 system available

1800 to 2200 system available on an irregular basis

2200 to 0500 system not available

This schedule is temporary and subject to change.

The system is available on an irregular basis on weekends.

Those periods marked as available on an irregular basis are generally

devoted to system development. Any user may be asked to log off on

short notice.


As soon as the user's Telnet connection is established to the NIC,

the system herald will be printed, followed immediately by a brief

(possibly null) message to network users. This message will contain

any items that are of particular interest to network users.

In order to log in:

use your site ident as the user name

the password is ARPA

use an account number consisting of site ident-your last name

for example, if we receive the string

log ucla-nmc arpa ucla-postel

the user will be logged in as John Postel from UCLA

After logging in, the (possibly null) system message common to all

logins will be printed.

If you experience any trouble getting into the NIC, call us via the

telephone numbers listed below. If the number is not listed as a

direct dial, you must contact your operator and ask for the appro-

priate Zenith or Enterprise number. If the operator is unfamiliar

with the use of Enterprise or Zenith numbers, ask to speak to the


Dick Watson for administrative problems.

John Melvin vor NCP or Telnet problems.

Marily Auerbach or Dirk van Nouhuys for TNLS problems.

If NIC personnel do not answer, a local answering service will

take the call. Give the name of the person to whom your question

is directed and your question or comment. We will contact the

answering service every morning and reply as soon as ...