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SMFS Login and Logout (RFC0399) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004285D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Sep-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 3K

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RFC #399 Mark Krilanovich

NIC #11917 UCSB

Updates: 122 Sept. 26, 1972

SMFS Login and Logout

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 closed.

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

use of the accounting commands 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 identfies 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

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

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SMFS Login and Logout

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.

Again, at the present time the LGO command is optional,

and does not affect the user's ability to reference files.

The format of the LGO command is as follows:


The op code for LGO is decimal 14.

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