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Letter to TIP users-2 (RFC0386) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003565D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-12
Document File: 5 page(s) / 8K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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B. Cosell: AUTHOR [+1]

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10.17487/RFC0386: DOI

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Network Working Group Bernard P. Cosell Request For Comments # 386 David C. Walden NIC # 11358 Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc. Categories: August 16, 1972 Updates: Obsoletes:


This is the second letter to TIP users. The first was RFC #365. There will be more letters to TIP users as they seem to us to be a good way to keep you informed about what’s going on. We suggest you keep these letters with your TIP User’s Guide (TUG) as we will use the letters to provide documentation of TIP system changes which are made before we can get TUG revisions printed and distributed. (It is almost inevitable that the TUG revisions follow actual system changes. Further- more, these letters will allow us more discussion of new commands than in TUG.)

Some of the changes we will be making to the TIP have been suggested by TIP users. We won’t bother with acknowledg- ments.

The @PROTOCOL TO LOGIN and @PROTOCOL TO CLOSE BOTH commands will be removed very soon. We presume no one uses these commands any more since they have been replaced by @LOGIN and @CLOSE.

As we warned in TIP Letter 1, the @LOGIN command will be given a parameter soon, the Host number up to now given with the @HOST command. At the same time, @HOST will be changed so it does a simultaneous @RECEIVE FROM HOST and @SEND TO HOST. Presently, @HOST is the same as @SEND TO HOST.

Several changes will be made to the @TRANSMIT commands very soon. First @TRANSMIT ON NO CHARACTERS and @TRANSMIT ON EVERY CHARACTER will be removed. Their functions will be covered by the other @TRANSMIT commands. @TRANSMIT NOW will continue to function as at present; it will cause the one message presently being accumulated to be sent as soon as possible. @TRANSMIT ON LINEFEED and @TRANSMIT ON MESSAGE-END will continue to cause the message being accumulated to be sent on linefeed and CONTROL-S. However, they will additionally cause the message being accumulated to be sent when the character buffer is almost full. Thus, it will no longer be necessary to give a @TRANSMIT EVERY <big number> with @TRANSMIT ON LINEFEED and @TRANSMIT ON MESSAGE-END. @TRANSMIT EVERY # will continue to cause the message being accumulated to be sent as near as possible to every #th character. However, values of # which are bigger than the size of the

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input buffer will cause transmission when the buffer is almost full; and a value of 0 for # will reset the terminal to its initial setting -- TRANSMIT-ON-LINEFEED mode off, TRANSMIT ON MESSAGE- END mode off, and transmitting every character. Thus, TRANSMIT EVERY 0 has the effect of the removed @TRANSMIT ON NO CHARACTER command, and @TRANSMIT EVERY 1 has the effect of the removed @TRANSMIT ON EVERY CHARACTER command.

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