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Using network Remote Job Entry (RFC0307) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003502D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Feb-24
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 5 page(s) / 11K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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E. Harslem: AUTHOR



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Network Working Group E. Harslem

Request for Comment: 307 Rand

NIC: 9258 February 24, 1972

References: 113, 189



As has been mentioned in previous RFCs and at previous Network

meetings various groups at Rand have been doing RJE to remote Network

sites (UCBS and UCLA) for over a year. Until recently all this work

has been done from our IBM 360/65 which is only a Network using host

(not a server). Recently our PDP-10 has come onto the Network as

both a user and server host. We now have, as well, a program on the

PDP-10 allowing access to the Remote Job Service (RJS) at UCLA. Our

normal mode of operation is diagramed below.


________________ ________________

| PDP-10 | | 360/91 |

______ | | | |

| | | __________ | | __________ |

|File | | | RJS | | | | | |

|System|___|__| Access |__|___/\/\ Network /\____|__| RJS | |

| | | | Program | | \/ \/ | | | |

|______| | |__________| | | |__________| |

| | | | |

| | | | |

|_______|________| |________________|




To use RJS the user creates a job source "deck" in the Rand File

system. He then instructs the RJS Access Program (RJSAP) to send

that file (job) to RJS. (Sample session below.) He can then monitor

the status of his job via RJSAP (and hence RJS) and ask that RJSAP

retrieve his print output to a local file, (or directly to his

console, the line printer or whatever).

Recently, several people at other Network sites have expressed an

interest in using RJS. However, they are located at a minimal Host

or at a host not providing RJS access. Since the Rand PDP-10 is a

Network server, these people can solve their access problem by

logging onto the Rand PDP-10, using Telnet, and running the RJSAP

themselves. The remainder of this RFC describe the steps necessary

to run that program.

The Rand PDP-10

The Rand PDP-10 operates under the Tenex operating system. Thus,