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RFC 629 - Scenario for using the Network Journal


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Network Working Group                                       Jeanne North
Request for Comment: 629                                         SRI-ARC
NIC 22383                                                 March 27, 1974

                 SCENARIO FOR USING THE NETWORK JOURNAL

Network users may send mail to individuals and to groups, input as
messages or entire files, through the Network Journal, using SNDMSG or
their site's mail system.  The mail is converted at NIC into NLS files,
Journalized, and sent to specified recipients.  Short messages may be
received as messages, longer ones as citations to files which may be
retrieved immediately, and also later, by using FTP.  Mail sent to NIC
with a "/" in the user-name field invokes the Net Journal.

SENDING THE MESSAGE OR FILE BY TELEX SNDMSG

   Construct user field with slash and NIC idents:

      [Users:] sender ident/addressee ident(s)@NIC

   e.g. "JEW/DHC MAP@NIC". To send to a group, use group ident, e.g.
   "JEW/NLG@NIC". To combine Journal SNDMSG with SNDMSG to others, add
   others' Network addresses after commas, e.g. "JEW/DHC@NIC,PRATT@ISI".
   See ARPANET Directory for NIC idents and Network addresses.

   [@] SNDMSG <CR>
   [Type ? for help]
   [Users:] JEW/NGG <SP> DHC@NIC, PRATT@ISI <CR>
   [Subject:] Title of Message <CR>
   [Message (? for help):] Text of message ...
      Note: ^B allows insertion of a sequential file as the message or
      at any point in the test of the message:

      ^B [(Insert file:)] <directory>file <ALT> [ext ...EOF)]
   <^Z>
   [jew/ngg dhc@nic -- ok]   (or [ -- queued -- timed-out])
   [pratt@isi -- ok]

   When using SNDMSG through TELNET, change TELNET escape character, to
   ^Q for example, allowing ^Z to be used for end-of-message.

RETRIEVING THE FILE FROM NETWORK JOURNAL

   Substitute the citation received, for example "<GJOURNAL>21695", for
   "<journal>number" and supply a filename in the following:

   [@] FTP <CR>
   [HOST FTP User process x.xx.x]

   [*] CONN <SP> NIC <CR>
   [   Connection opened]
   [*< OFFICE-1 FTP Server x.xx.x - at DAY DATE TIME]
   [*] LOG <SP> ANONYMOUS <SP> NIC <CR>
   [*] GET <SP> <journal>number.NLS;xnls <CR>
   [   to local file] filename <CR> [New file] <CR>
   [<  IMAGE retrieve of <journal>number.NLS; started]
   [<  transfer completed]
   [*] DISC <CR>
   [*] QUIT <CR>

   [@] COP <ALT> [<File list>] file <ALT> [<TO>] LPT: <CR> [OK] <CR>

SENDING A MESSAGE BY TELNET, FTP, OR OTHER MAIL SYSTEM

   TELNET by TENEX Users:

      [@] TELNET <CR>
      [User Telnet x.x DATE ...]
      [#] NIC <SP> FTP <CR> [is complete.#]
      [300 OFFICE-1 FTP Server x.xx.x - at DAY DATE TIME]
      MAIL <SP> JEW/RWW <SP> DHC <CR>   (pause)
      [350 Type mail, ended by a line with only a "."]
      Re: Title of Message <CR>
      First line of message <CR>
      second line of message <CR>   ...etc.
       . <CR>   (pause)
      [256 Mail completed successfully]
      <^Z>
      [#] DISC <CR>
      [#] QUIT <CR>

   FTP by TENEX Users:

      [@] FTP <CR>
      [HOST FTP User process x.xx.x]
      [*] CONN <SP> NIC <CR>
      [   Connection opened]
      [*< OFFICE-1 FTP Server x.xx.x - at DAY DATE TIME]
      [*] QUO <ALT> MAIL <SP> JEW/DHC RWW <CR>
      [*] (pause) [Type mail, ended by a line with only a "."]
      [*] QUO <ALT> Re: Title of Message <CR>
      [*] QUO <ALT> First line of message <CR>
      [*] QUO <ALT> second line of message <CR>   ...etc.
      [*] QUO <ALT> . <CR>   (pause)
      [*< Mail completed successfully]
      [*] DISC <CR>
      [*] QUIT <CR>

   Using Other Mail Systems:

      It is not possible to give a generalized scenario for use with all
      local mail systems.

      The general procedure, to be applied to the local mail system, is
      to supply:

         "NIC" as the host name, and

         Sender's NIC ident / Addressee's NIC ident as user name

   See RFC543, NIC 17777, for more detail on Network Journal.

            [ This RFC was put into machine readable form for entry ]
              [ into the online RFC archives by Alan Ford 12/99  ]

 

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