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Network Working Group                                   S. Crocker
RFC-30                                                  UCLA
                                                        4 February 70

                        DOCUMENTATION CONVENTIONS

This note is a revision of NWG/RFC 10, 16, 24, and 27.

The Network Working Group consists of interested pleople 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, SDC
        4.  Steve Crocker, UCLA
        5.  Bill English, SRI
        6.  Jim Fry, MITRE
        7.  Nico Haberman, Carnegie-Mellon
        8.  John Heafner, RAND
        9.  Bob Kahn, BB&N
       10.  Thomas O'Sullivan, Raytheon
       11.  Larry Roberts, ARPA
       12.  Paul Rovner, LL
       13.  Robert Sproull, Stanford
       14.  Ron Stoughton, UCSB

Reproduction, if desired, may be handled locally.

ADDRESSES

Below are the most current addresses 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. 90045       Santa Monica, Calif 90406
                                        (213) 393-9411, X6135
                                                        X7057 (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

        Jim Fry                         MITRE
        The MITRE Corporation           (703) 893-3500, X355
        Westgate Research Park                          X318
        McLean, Va. 22101

        Nico Haberman                   Carnegie-Mellon
        Computer Science Dept.          (412) 683-7000, X226
        Carnegie-Mellon University
        Schenley Park
        Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213

        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 Street
        Cambridge, Mass. 02138

        Thomas O'Sullivan               Raytheon
        Equipment Division Headquarters (617) 899-8400
        Raytheon Company
        40 Second Avenue
        Waltham, Mass 02154

        Larry Roberts                   ARPA
        ODS/ARPA                        (202) OX7-8663
        3D167 Pentagon                        OX7-8654
        Washington, D.C. 20301

        Paul D. Rovner                  LL
        Mass. Institute of Technology   (617) 562-5500 X7211
        Lincoln Laboratory B-115                       
        P.O. Box 73
        Lexington, Mass. 02173

        Robert Sproull                  Stanford
        Artificial Intelligence Project (415) 32l-2300 X4971
        Stanford University
        Stanford, Calif. 94305

        Ron Stoughton                   UCSB
        Computer Research Lab.          (805) 961-3221
        UCSB
        Santa Barbara, Calif. 94025

 

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