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Telnet end of record option (RFC0885)

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Original Publication Date: 1983-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 2K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Postel: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC0885: DOI

Abstract

This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet community. It specifies a method for marking the end of records in data transmitted on Telnet connections.

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Network Working Group J. Postel Request for Comments: 885 ISI December 1983

TELNET END OF RECORD OPTION

This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet community. Hosts on the ARPA Internet that need to mark record boundaries within Telnet protocol data are expected to adopt and implement this standard.

1. Command Name and Code

END-OF-RECORD 25

2. Command Meanings

IAC WILL END-OF-RECORD

The sender of this command requests permission to begin transmission of the Telnet END-OF-RECORD (EOR) code when transmitting data characters, or the sender of this command confirms it will now begin transmission of EORs with transmitted data characters.

IAC WON’T END-OF-RECORD

The sender of this command demands to stop transmitting, or to refuses to begin transmitting, the EOR code when transmitting data characters.

IAC DO END-OF-RECORD

The sender of this command requests that the sender of data start transmitting the EOR code when transmitting data, or the sender of this command confirms that the sender of data is expected to transmit EORs.

IAC DON’T END-OF-RECORD

The sender of this command demands that the receiver of the command stop or not start transmitting EORs when transmitting data.

3. Default

WON’T END-OF-RECORD

DON’T END-OF-RECORD

END-OF-RECORD is not transmitted.

Postel [Page 1]

RFC 885 December 1983

4. Motivation for the Option

Many interactive systems use one (or more) of the normal data characters to indicate the end of an effective unit of data (i.e., a record), for example, carriage-return (or line-feed, or escape). Some systems, however, have some special means of indicating the end of an effective data unit, for example,...

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