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Documentation Conventions (RFC0027) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003293D
Original Publication Date: 1969-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-11
Document File: 3 page(s) / 4K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S.D. Crocker: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC0027: DOI

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Network Working Group S. Crocker Request for Comments: 27 UCLA 9 December 69


This note is a revision of NWG/RFC 10, 16, and 24.

The Network Working Group consists of interested people from existing or potential ARPA network sites. Membership is not closed.

The Network Working Group (NWG) is concerned with the HOST software, the strategies for using the network, and initial experience with the network.

Documentation of the NWG’s effort is through notes such as this. Notes may be produced at any site by anybody and included in this series.


The content of a NWG note may be any thought, suggestion, etc. related to the HOST software or other aspect of the network. Notes are encouraged to be timely rather than polished. Philosophical positions without examples or other specifics, specific suggestions or implementation techniques without introductory or background explication, and explicit questions without any attempted answers are all acceptable. The minimum length for a NWG note is one sentence.

These standards (or lack of them) are stated explicitly for two reasons. First, there is a tendency to view a written statement as ipso facto authoritative, and we hope to promote the exchange and discussion of considerably less than authoritative ideas. Second, there is a natural hesitancy to publish something unpolished, and we hope to ease this inhibition.


Every NWG note should bear the following information:

1. "Network Working Group" "Request for Comments: X" (X underscored) where X is a serial number. Serial numbers are assigned by Steve Crocker at UCLA.

2. Author and affiliation

3. Date

4. Title The title need not be unique.


One copy only will be sent from the author’s site to:

1. Abhai Bhushan, MIT 2. Steve Carr, Utah 3. Gerry Cole, SDS 4. Steve Crocker, UCLA 5. Bill English, SRI 6. Kim Fry, MITRE

7. John Haefner, RAND 8. Bob Kahn, BB&N 9. Thomas O’Sullivan, Raytheon 10. Larry Roberts, ARPA 11. Paul Rovner, LL 12. Ron Stoughton, UCSB

Reproduction, if desired, may be handled locally.


Below are the most current addressed I have. Please correct as necessary:

Abhai Bhushan MIT Room 807 - Project MAC (617) 864-6900 X5857 545 Technology Square Cambridge, Mass. 02139

Steve Carr Utah Computer Science Dept. (801) 322-8224 University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Gerry Cole SDC 7842 Croyden 2500 Colorado Los Angeles, Calif. 90024 Santa Monica, Calif 90406 (213) 393-9411, X6l35 X...