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Update on SMFS Login and Logout (RFC0431) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003592D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Dec-15
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 4K

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RFC #431 Mark Krilanovich

NIC #13300 UCSB

Updates: 122 Dec. 15, 1972

Obsoletes: 399

Update on SMFS Login and Logout

This document replaces RFC 399, which introduced the Login

and Logout commands for UCSB's SMFS, but was incomplete. RFC 399

is restated here, followed by a description of the nature of the

response elicted by these commands

Two new commands have been added to UCSB's Simple Minded

File System (SMFS). They are described below.

Login (LGI)

The Login command is the means whereby the user identifies

himself and specifies the account number to which his use of SMFS

is to be billed. The user should issue a LGI command directly

after completing the ICP and before any command referencing a

file. The user name and account number specified remain in

effect until another LGI command is issued, a LGO command is

issued, or the connection is close.

At present, the use of SMFS is not billed, and therefore

use of the accounting command is optional. It is requested,

however, that users and user processes begin to use this command

as soon as possible, since we would like to collect statistics on

SMFS utilization before implementing billing. Therefore, at

present the user name can be any name that identifies the user,

and the account number is completely arbitrary.

The format of the LGI command is given below. Note that

the lengths of the fixed-length fields are given in bits. The op

code for LGI is decimal 13.


The and fields are further divided

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Update on SMFS Login and Logout

as follows:

8 8*length

Where gives the length in 8-bit characters of the

name> or subfield. The maximum length of

name> is eight characters and of is four

characters. The and fields must

consist of characters chosen from the same character set as


Logout (LGO)

The logout command terminates the association between the

user and the accounting information specified in the last LGI

command issued, if any; it does not cause SMFS to close the

connection. The user should then issue another LGI command

before attempting any operation referencing a file. It is not

necessary to issue a LGO command before issuing another LGI

command, or before closing the connection.