Using network Remote Job Entry (RFC0307)
Original Publication Date: 1972-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-12
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
Network Working Group E. Harslem Request for Comment: 307 Rand NIC: 9258 February 24, 1972 References: 113, 189
USING NETWORK REMOTE JOB ENTRY
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.
RAND UCLA ________________ ________________ | PDP-10 | | 360/91 | ______ | | | | | | | __________ | | __________ | |File | | | RJS | | | | | | |System|___|__| Access |__|___/\/\ Network /\____|__| RJS | | | | | | Program | | \/ \/ | | | | |______| | |__________| | | |__________| | | | | | | | | | | | |_______|________| |________________| | | User
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
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to run that program.
The Rand PDP-10
The Rand PDP-10 operates under the Tenex operating system. Thus, some understanding of the Tenex Executive is required. The necessary documents can be obtained from the developers of Tenex:
Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc. 50 Moulton Street Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 (617) 491-1850
Secondly, it is necessary to establish an account on the Rand PDP-10. This can be done through:
Rod Fredrickson The Rand Corporation 1700 Main Street Santa Monica, California 90406 (213) 393-0411
UCLA Remote Job Service
To use the UCLA IBM 360/91 via RJS it is necessary to:
1) have an account at UCLA 2) have an assigned RJS terminal ID.
These can both be obtained from
Bob Braden UCLA Math Sciences Building 3531 Boelter Hall Los Angeles, Calif. 90024 (213) 825-7518
The RJS Access Program (RJSAP)
A sample session using RJSAP is attached below. The RJSAP is started by typing "RJS<return>" to the Tenex executive. The program will then initialize and check (via your login information) to see if you are a user recorded in its tables. This is done to assure you have a valid RJS terminal ID. If your ID is not found, the...