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Network journal submission and delivery (RFC0543) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005911D
Original Publication Date: 1973-Jul-24
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-15
Document File: 9 page(s) / 16K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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N.D. Meyer: AUTHOR


Augmentation Research Center

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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



   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)

Meyer                                                           [Page 1]

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.


   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...