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Character Generator Process (RFC0429)

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Original Publication Date: 1972-Dec-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
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Character Generator Process

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Stanford Research Institute

Menlo Park, California 94025

NWG/RFC #429 Jonathan B. Postel (UCLA-NMC)

NIC #13281 12-DEC-72

Character Generator Process

I hereby propose that there be a standard process implemented on

whatever hosts desire which generates character data with out any

regard to input. In some sense the process is the converse of the

discard process [RFC 348]. Many hosts have an existing terminal

testing program [e.g. TTYTST] which would suit this function


This Character Generator process would listen for a request for

connection and execute the Initial Connection Protocol (ICP) as

specified in NIC 7104 the "Current Network Protocols" notebook. Upon

completion of the ICP the Character Generator process would begin to

send characters into the network as buffer space is made available .

The Character Generator process is terminated by closing the


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