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Network Working Group                           Ellen Westheimer
RFC #293                                        BBN
NIC #8303                                       18 January 1972
Categories:  F, G.3
Updates:  RFC 288
Obsoletes: None

                          NETWORK HOST STATUS

     This RFC reports on the status of most Network Hosts from January
3 to January 15.

     Several Hosts are currently excluded from the daily testing.
These Hosts fall into two categories:

1) Hosts which are not expected to be functioning on the Network as
servers (available for use from other sites) on a regular basis for at
least two weeks.  Included here are:

       Network
       Address                Site            Computer
       -------                ----            --------
         133                  BBN             PDP-10 (B)
           8*                 SDC             IBM-370/155
          13                  Case            PDP-10
          15                  Ames/(Paoli)    ILLIAC-(B6500)

2) Hosts which are currently intended to be users only.  Included here
are the Terminal IMPs, which are presently in the Network (AMES,
MITRE, NBS and BBN**).  This category also includes the Network
Control Center Computer (Network Address 5) which is used solely for
gathering statistics from the Network.  Finally, included among these
Hosts are the following:

       Network
       Address                Site            Computer
       -------                ----            --------
          7                  Rand            IBM-360/65
         73                  Harvard         PDP-1
         12                  Illinois        PDP-11
         19                  NBS             PDP-11

     The tables on the next two pages summarize the Host status for
this period.
______________

                                                                [Page 1]

*The SDC site is currently replacing their IBM 360/67 by an IBM
370/155.  This site therefore is temporarily without any permanent
Host on the network, and for this reason was not included in the daily
testing for the preceding two weeks.
**The BBN Terminal IMP (Network Address 158) is a prototype and as
such is frequently not connected to the Network, but being used to
refine and debug the Terminal IMP programs.

< In the original, the tables on this and the following page were typed >
< in "landscape" format.  For this online version the tables are        >
< compressed horizontally to fit on a "portrait"-oriented page          >

                                                              "STATUS OR
NETWORK                                                       PREDICTION"
ADDRESS  SITE          COMPUTER      STATUS OR PREDICTION     OBTAINED FROM
-------  ----          --------      --------------------     -------------

   1     UCLA          SIGMA-7       Server                   Jon Postel
  65     UCLA          IBM-360/91    Remote Job Service now,  Bob Braden
                                      Telnet in April
   2     SRI(NIC)      PDP-10        Server                   John Melvin
  66     SRI(AI)       PDP-10        "Soon"                   Len Chaiten
   3     UCSB          IBM-360/75    Server                   Jim White
  *5     BBN(NCC)      DDP-516       Never                    Barry Wessler
  69     BBN(TENEX-A)  PDP-10        Server                   Alex McKenzie
*133     BBN(TENEX-B)  PDP-10        Server(Exper.)           Dan Murphy
   6     MIT(Multics)  H-645         Server                   Mike Padlipsky
  70     MIT(DM)       PDP-10        Server                   Bob Bressler
  *7     RAND          IBM-360/65    User Only                Eric Harslem
  71     RAND          PDP-10        "Soon"                   Eric Harslem
  *8     SDC           IBM-360/67    Server                   Bob Long
   9     HARVARD       PDP-10        Server                   Bob Sundberg
 *73     HARVARD       PDP-1         User Only                Bob Sundberg
  10     LINCOLN       IBM-360/67    "Soon"                   Joel Winett
  74     LINCOLN       TX2           Server                   Will Kantrowitz
  11     STANFORD      PDP-10        "Soon"                   Andy Moorer
 *12     ILLINOIS      PDP-11        User Only                John Cravits
 *13     CASE          PDP-10        March                    Charles Rose
  14     CARNEGIE      PDP-10        "Soon"                   Hal VanZoeren
 *15     AMES/(PAOLI)  ILLIAC/(B6500) September               John McConnell
  16     AMES          IBM-360/67    "Soon"                   Wayne Hathaway
*144     AMES          TIP            User Only
*145     MITRE         TIP            User Only
 *19     NBS           PDP-11         User Only               Robert Rosenthal
*147     NBS           TIP            User Only
*158     BBN           TIP(Prototype) User Only

* Host not included in daily testing

                                                                [Page 2]

NET
ADDR SITE     COMPUTER             DATE AND TIME (EASTERN)
---- ----     --------             -----------------------

                          1/3  1/4  1/5  1/6  1/7  1/10 1/11 1/12 1/14 1/15
                          1700 1330 1200 1800 0900 1730 1030 1030 1800 1000
 1  UCLA(NMC) SIGMA-7       O    O   #D    O    O    O    O   #D    O    O
65  UCLA(CCN) IBM-360/91    O    O    O    D   #D    O    O    O    O    D
 2  SRI(NIC)  PDP-10        O   #D    O    O    D    O    O    O    T    O
66  SRI(AI)   PDP-10        D    D    D    D    D    D    D    D    D    D
 3  UCSB      IBM-360/75    D    D   #D    O    O    D    D   #D    D    D
 4  UTAH      PDP-10        D    D   #D    O    O    D    D   #D    D    D
69  BBN(10X-A)PDP-10        O    O    H    O    O    O    O    O    D    T
 6  MIT(Multics)H-645       O    D    D    D    O    O    O    D    T    O
70  MIT(DM)   PDP-10        O    O    O    T    O    O    D    D    O    T
71  RAND      PDP-10        T    D    D    T    D    D    D    D    D    D
 9  HARVARD   PDP-10       #T   #D    O   #D    D   #D    O    T   #D    O
10  LL        IBM-360/67    D    T    H    D    D    D    H    D    D    H
74  LL        TX-2          H    H   #D    T    D    O    H   #D    O    O
11  STANFORD  PDP-10        D    D    D    D    D    D    D    D    D    D
14  CARNEGIE  PDP-10        D    T    D    D    D    D    D    D    D    H
16  AMES      IBM-360/67    D    D    D    D    D    D    D    D    D    H

where
D =  Dead (Destination Host either dead or inaccessible [due to network
     partitioning or local IMP failure] from the BBN Terminal IMP.)

H =  1/2 Open (Destination Host opened a connection but then either
     immediately closed it, or did not respond any further.)

O =  Open (Destination Host opened a connection and was accessible to users.)

R =  Refused (Destination Host returned a CLS to the initial RFC.)

T = Timed out (Destination Host did not complete the ICP and open a
    connection within 60 seconds.

*The only service currently offered by the UCLA IBM-360/91 is a Network Job
Service (NETRJS), however, the BBN Terminal IMP is not equipped to test
NETRJS.  We are assuming that initial connection to the NETRJS logger
indicates that NETRJS is also functioning.

#These sites advertise that they may not have their system available at these
times.

       [ This RFC was put into machine readable form for entry ]
       [ into the online RFC archives by BBN Corp. under the   ]
       [ direction of Alex McKenzie.                   12/96   ]

 

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