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Network journal submission and delivery (RFC0543) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005911D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-12
Document File: 8 page(s) / 10K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

N.D. Meyer: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC0543: DOI

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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 protocol.


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 way.

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.


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:" field. (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...