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Network Working Group S. Crocker Request for Comments: 27 UCLA 9 December 69 DOCUMENTATION CONVENTIONS This note is a revision of NWG/RFC 10, 16, and 24. The Network Working Group consists of interested people from existing or potential ARPA network sites. Membership is not closed. The Network Working Group (NWG) is concerned with the HOST software, the strategies for using the network, and initial experience with the network. Documentation of the NWG's effort is through notes such as this. Notes may be produced at any site by anybody and included in this series. CONTENT The content of a NWG note may be any thought, suggestion, etc. related to the HOST software or other aspect of the network. Notes are encouraged to be timely rather than polished. Philosophical positions without examples or other specifics, specific suggestions or implementation techniques without introductory or background explication, and explicit questions without any attempted answers are all acceptable. The minimum length for a NWG note is one sentence. These standards (or lack of them) are stated explicitly for two reasons. First, there is a tendency to view a written statement as ipso facto authoritative, and we hope to promote the exchange and discussion of considerably less than authoritative ideas. Second, there is a natural hesitancy to publish something unpolished, and we hope to ease this inhibition. FORM Every NWG note should bear the following information: 1. "Network Working Group" "Request for Comments: X" (X underscored) where X is a serial number. Serial numbers are assigned by Steve Crocker at UCLA. 2. Author and affiliation 3. Date 4. Title The title need not be unique. DISTRIBUTION One copy only will be sent from the author's site to: 1. Abhai Bhushan, MIT 2. Steve Carr, Utah 3. Gerry Cole, SDS 4. Steve Crocker, UCLA 5. Bill English, SRI 6. Kim Fry, MITRE 7. John Haefner, RAND 8. Bob Kahn, BB&N 9. Thomas O'Sullivan, Raytheon 10. Larry Roberts, ARPA 11. Paul Rovner, LL 12. Ron Stoughton, UCSB Reproduction, if desired, may be handled locally. ADDRESSES Below are the most current addressed I have. Please correct as necessary: Abhai Bhushan MIT Room 807 - Project MAC (617) 864-6900 X5857 545 Technology Square Cambridge, Mass. 02139 Steve Carr Utah Computer Science Dept. (801) 322-8224 University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 Gerry Cole SDC 7842 Croyden 2500 Colorado Los Angeles, Calif. 90024 Santa Monica, Calif 90406 (213) 393-9411, X6l35 X6019 (Sec'y) Steve Crocker UCLA 3732 Boelter Hall (213) 825-4864 UCLA 825-2543 (Sec'y) Los Angeles, Calif. 90024 Bill English SRI Stanford Research Institute (415) 326-6200 333 Ravenswood Menlo Park, Calif. 94025 Kim Fry MITRE The MITRE Corp (703) 893-3500, X355 Westgate Research Park X318 McLean, Va. 22101 John Heafner RAND The Rand Corporation (213) 393-0411 1700 Main Street Santa Monica, Calif. 90406 Robert Kahn BB&N Bolt, Beranek and Newman (617) 491-1850 50 Moulton St. Cambridge, Mass. 02138 Thomas O'Sullivan Raytheon Raytheon Company (617) 899-8400 Equipment Division Headquarters 40 Second Ave. Waltham, Mass. 02l54 Larry Roberts ARPA ODS/ARPA (202) OX7-8663 3D167 OX7-8654 Washington, D.C. 2030l Paul D. Rovner LL Mass. Inst. of Tech. (617) 562-5500 X7211 Lincoln Laboratory B-115 P.O. Box 73 Lexington, Mass 02173 Ron Stoughton UCSB Computer Research Lab (805) 961-3221 UCSB Santa Barbara, Calif. 93106