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Network Working Group						S. Crocker
RFC-10								UCLA
								29 July 1969

			  DOCUMENTATION CONVENTIONS

This note is a revision of NWG/RFC #3

The Network Working Group seems to consist of Steve Carr at Utah, Elmer
Shapiro and Bill English SRI, Steve Crocker at UCLA, John Haefner at
RAND, Paul Rovner and Jim Curry at Lincoln Labs.  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 (x underscored)
	    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 bve sent from the author's site to:

	1.  Steve Crocker, UCLA
	2.  Ron Stoughton, UCSB
	3.  Elmer Shapiro, SRI
	4.  Steve Carr, Utah
	5.  John Haefner, RAND
	6.  Paul Rovner, LL
	7.  Bob Kahn, BB&N
	8.  Larry Roberts, ARPA
	9.  Jerry Cole, SDC

Reproduction if desired may be handled locally.

ADDRESSES

Below are the most current addresses I have.  Please correct as necessary.

	Steve Crocker				UCLA
	3732 Boelter Hall			(213) 825-4864
	UCLA					      825-2543 Sec'y
	Los Angeles, California  90024

	Ron Stoughton				UCSB
	Computer Research Lab.			(805) 961-3221
	UCSB
	Santa Barbara, California  93106

	Elmer Shapiro				SRI
	Stanford Research Institute		(415)326-6200
	333 Ravenswood
	Menlo Park, California  94025

	Steve Carr				Utah
	Computer Science Dept.			(801) 322-8224
	University of Utah
	Salt Lake City, Utah  84ll2

	John Haefner				RAND
	The Rand Corp.				(213) 393-0411
	1700 Main Street
	Santa Monica, California  90406

	Paul D. Rovner				LL
	Mass. Inst. of Tech.			(617) 662-5500
	Lincoln Laboratory B-115		X7211
	P.O. Box 73				
	Lexington, Mass. 02173

	Robert Kahn				BBN
	Bolt, Beranek and Newman		(617) 491-1850
	50 Moulton St.				      49l-1868
	Cambridge, Mass.  02138

	Larry Roberts				ARPA
	ODS/ARPA				(202) OX 7-8663
	3D167 Pentagon				      OX 7-8654
	Washington, D.C.  2030l

	Jerry Cole				SDC
	7842 Croyden				2500 Colorado
	L.A., California  90045			Santa Monica, California 90406
						(213) 393-9411
						      X438
						      X6019 Sec'y                         (213) 393-0411
        1700 Main Street
        Santa Monica, California  90406

        Paul D. Rovner                          LL
        Mass. Inst. of Tech.                    (617) 662-5500
        Lincoln Laboratory B-115                X7211
        P.O. Box 73                             
        Lexington, Mass. 02173

        Robert Kahn                             BBN
        Bolt, Beranek and Newman                (617) 491-1850
        50 Moulton St.                                49l-1868
        Cambridge, Mass.  02138

        Larry Roberts                           ARPA
        ODS/ARPA                                (202) OX 7-8663
        3D167 Pentagon                                OX 7-8654
        Washington, D.C.  2030l

        Jerry Cole                              SDC
        7842 Croyden                            2500 Colorado
        L.A., California  90045                 Santa Monica, California 90406
                                                (213) 393-9411
                                                      X438
                                                      X6019 Sec'y

 

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