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NETBANK (RFC0408) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003581D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Oct-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 2K

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NWG/RFC 408 Buzz Owen (SAAC-TIP)

NIC #12390 Jon Postel (UCLA-NMC)

25 October 1972


The following idea for a protocol (or service) is offered as an

aid to network use for new users:

a single billing and account creation and validation system,

so that a manager of a "goal oriented project" could:

authorize a set of user's ids to gain access to and utilize

resources at the entire or a specified subset of the server


create a set of accounts which the users will expend, and

which will be used as the breakdown for a single bill to be

presented to the project manager.

the idea is that the project manager would be required to go

through the initialization process of introducing himself,

verifying the existence of funding, etc. only once, and,

the idea would also encourage server hosts to implement

systems for which usage might be projected to start at low

levels and grow, by allowing funded hacking by project members

in a controlled manner.

this would require an option at login for the prospective user

to indicate the server should check the "netbank" facility at

the system currently hosting it.

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