Protocol document order information (RFC0980)
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-14
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
O.J. Jacobsen: AUTHOR [+1]
This RFC indicates how to obtain various protocol documents used in the DARPA research community. Included is an overview of the new 1985 DDN Protocol Handbook and available sources for obtaining related documents (such as DOD, ISO, and CCITT).
Network Working Group Ole Jacobsen (SRI) Request for Comments: 980 Jon Postel (ISI) March 1986
Protocol Document Order Information
STATUS OF THIS MEMO
This RFC indicates how to obtain various protocol documents used in the DARPA research community. Included is an overview of the new 1985 DDN Protocol Handbook and available sources for obtaining related documents (such as, DoD, ISO, and CCITT). Distribution of this memo is unlimited.
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The normal method for distribution of RFCs is for interested parties to copy the documents from the DDN Network Information Center’s (NIC) online library using FTP. Public access files may be copied from the RFC directory on the SRI-NIC.ARPA host computer via FTP with username ANONYMOUS and password GUEST. The pathname of RFC nnn is RFC:RFCnnn.TXT.
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Jacobsen & Postel [Page 1]
RFC 980 March 1986 Protocol Document Order Information
How to get the Protocol Handbook - 1985:
It has been about 5 years since the release of the Internet Protocol Transition Workbook (IPTW) and the related documents which were issued as a document set for implementors of TCP/IP and related application protocols. These were issued to assist the NCP-to-TCP transition which took place in early 1983. Since that time the network has undergone many changes, the most noteable being the creation of the Defense Data Network (DDN) and the ARPANET/MILNET split, leaving the ARPANET as a research and development network, and MILNET as an operational military network.
An updated and much expanded version of the IPTW is needed to reflect these changes, and the 1985 DDN Protocol Handbook is a response to this need. The cost is $110 domestic, and $130 foreign, including 4th class postage (check, money order, or purchase order accepted).
The 1985 DDN Protocol Handbook is divided into three volumes:
1. The first volume includes Military Standard (MIL STD) protocols as well as administrative guidelines pertaining to the MILNET portion of the DDN.
2. The second volume inc...