Network journal submission and delivery (RFC0543)
Original Publication Date: 1973-Jul-24
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-15
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
Augmentation Research Center
Network Working Group D. Meyer
Request for Comments: 543 SRI-ARC
NIC: 17777 31 July 1973
Network Journal Submission and Delivery
Augmentation Research Center
Stanford Research Center
Menlo Park, California 94025
The on-line documentation will be maintained as (userguides.
journal-netsub,). Hard copies are available from Marcia Keeney.
The first implementation of a Network Journal Submission and Delivery
system is now experimentally up. This system allows use of the NIC's
NLS Journal System without entering NLS. Network users may submit
text files written on their host systems using their mail subsystems
(e.g. SNDMSG, FTP, TELNET). The mail will then be converted at SRI-
ARC into NLS files, journalized, and sent to the specified recipients
according to their preset Journal delivery options. A newly added
option permits the user to receive automatic Journal delivery (of
citations to journalized documents) at his host via the Network mail
Network mail sent to SRI-ARC (NIC) will be entered into the NIC
Journal system if a slash appears in the user-name. To get the mail
to the NIC, you may use either the FTP, TELNET, or mail subsystem
provided by your local system.
The author's NIC Ident(s) are assumed to appear before the slash; the
recipients' NIC Ident(s) after it. Idents should be separated by
spaces. (See scenarios in branch 3)
(e.g. jew / mdk dhc)
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RFC 543 Network Journal Submission and Delivery 13 July 1973
When this format is detected by the NIC, the Network Journal system
will be invoked. At SRI-ARC the mail will be transformed into an NLS
file, assigned a unique catalog number, stored permanently under that
number, and a notice of it will be sent to all the listed recipients.
If the slash is not found, the mail will be handled in the normal
Delivery of Journal citations may now be obtained via the Network (as
well as to an NLS file at SRI-ARC and in hard copy). If you wish to
receive your Journal mail at you host computer, contact the NIC (see
RFC510 -- 16400,).
A more detailed description follows.
NETWORK JOURNAL SUBMISSION
The remote user prepares the text of his Journal article in his host
using whatever tools he has available to him. He may wish to prepare
long articles beforehand using his text editor (e.g. TECO if he's a
TENEX user). For short messages, he may be content with the basic
editing features (such as backspace character and line delete)
provided by his submission subsystem.
Connecting to the NIC
To get the mail to the SRI-ARC FTP server, you must either:
1) via FTP and TELNET mail subsystems, connect to SRI-ARC's FTP
server process, then issue the FTP mail command, or
2) use the mail subsystem provided by your local system.
For TENEX SNDMSG mail: put "@nic" at the end of the "User:"
(e.g. jew / mdk dhc@nic)
If you wish to send the mail as a SNDMSG message to some
people as well as submit it to the Journal, you may treat the
Journal form as one name, follow it with a comma, and...