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Network Working Group                                          J. Postel
Request for Comments: 899                                     A. Westine
                                                                     ISI
                                                                May 1984

                     Requests For Comments Summary
                             Notes: 800-899

Status of this Memo

   This RFC is a slightly annotated list of the 100 RFCs from RFC 800
   through RFC 899.  This is a status report on these RFCs.

RFC     Author       Date        Title
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899     Postel       Apr 84      Requests For Comments Summary

   This memo.

898     Hinden       Apr 84      Gateway Special Interest Group Meeting
                                 Notes

   This memo is a report on the Gateway Special Interest Group Meeting
   that was held at ISI on 28 and 29 February 1984.  Robert Hinden of
   BBNCC chaired, and Jon Postel of ISI hosted the meeting.
   Approximately 35 gateway designers and implementors attended.  These
   notes are based on the recollections of Jon Postel and Mike Muuss.
   Under each topic area are Jon Postel's brief notes, and additional
   details from Mike Muuss.  This memo is a report on a meeting.  No
   conclusions, decisions, or policy statements are documented in this
   note.

897     Postel       Feb 84      Domain Name System Implementation
                                 Schedule

   This memo is a policy statement on the implementation of the Domain
   Style Naming System in the Internet.  This memo is a partial update
   of RFC 881.  The intent of this memo is to detail the schedule for
   the implementation for the Domain Style Naming System.  The names of
   hosts will be changed to domain style names.  Hosts will begin to use
   domain style names on 14-Mar-84, and the use of old style names will
   be completely phased out before 2-May-84.  This applies to both the
   ARPA research hosts and the DDN operational hosts.  This is an
   official policy statement of the ICCB and the DARPA.

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RFC 899                                                         May 1984

896     Nagle        Jan 84      Congestion Control in IP/TCP
                                 Internetworks

   This memo discusses some aspects of congestion control in IP/TCP
   Internetworks.  It is intended to stimulate thought and further
   discussion of this topic.  While some specific suggestions are made
   for improved congestion control implementation, this memo does not
   specify any standards.

895     Postel       Apr 84      A Standard for the Transmission of
                                 IP Datagrams over Experimental Ethernet
                                 Networks

   This RFC specifies a standard method of encapsulating Internet
   Protocol (IP) datagrams on an Experimental Ethernet.  This RFC
   specifies a standard protocol for the ARPA Internet community.

894     Hornig       Apr 84      A Standard for the Transmission of
                                 IP Datagrams over Ethernet Networks

   This RFC specifies a standard method of encapsulating Internet
   Protocol (IP) datagrams on an Ethernet.  This RFC specifies a
   standard protocol for the ARPA-Internet community.

893     Leffler      Apr 84      Trailer Encapsulations

   This RFC discusses the motivation for use of "trailer encapsulations"
   on local-area networks and describes the implementation of such an
   encapsulation on various media.  This document is for information
   only.  This is NOT an official protocol for the ARPA Internet
   community.

892     ISO          Dec 83      ISO Transport Protocol Specification

   This is a draft version of the transport protocol being standardized
   by the ISO.  This version also appeared in the ACM SIGCOMM Computer
   Communication Review (V.12, N.3-4) July-October 1982.  This version
   is now out of date.

891     Mills        Dec 83      DCN Local-Network Protocols

   This RFC provides a description of the DCN protocols for maintaining
   connectivity, routing, and clock information in a local network.
   These procedures may be of interest to the designers and implementers
   of other local networks.

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RFC 899                                                         May 1984

890     Postel       Feb 84      Exterior Gateway Protocol
                                 Implementation Schedule

   This memo is a policy statement on the implementation of the Exterior
   Gateway Protocol in the Internet.  This is an official policy
   statement of ICCB and DARPA.  After 1-Aug-84 there shall be no dumb
   gateways in the Internet. Every gateway must be a member of some
   autonomous system.  Some gateway of each autonomous system must
   exchange routing information with some gateway of the core autonomous
   system using the Exterior Gateway Protocol.

889     Mills        Dec 83      Internet Delay Experiments

   This memo reports on some measurements of round-trip times in the
   Internet and suggests some possible improvements to the TCP
   retransmission timeout calculation.  This memo is both a status
   report on the Internet and advice to TCP implementers.

888     Seamonson    Jan 84      "Stub" Exterior Gateway Protocol

   This RFC describes the Exterior Gateway Protocol used to connect Stub
   Gateways to an Autonomous System of core Gateways.  This document
   specifies the working protocol, and defines an ARPA official
   protocol.  All implementers of Gateways should carefully review this
   document.

887     Accetta      Dec 83      Resource Location Protocol

   This RFC specifies a draft standard for the ARPA Internet community.
   It describes a resource location protocol for use in the ARPA
   Internet.  It is most useful on networks employing technologies which
   support some method of broadcast addressing, however it may also be
   used on other types of networks.  For maximum benefit, all hosts
   which provide significant resources or services to other hosts on the
   Internet should implement this protocol.  Hosts failing to implement
   the Resource Location Protocol risk being ignored by other hosts
   which are attempting to locate resources on the Internet.

886     Rose         Dec 83      Proposed Standard for Message Header
                                 Munging

   This RFC specifies a draft standard for the ARPA Internet community.
   It describes the rules to be used when transforming mail from the
   conventions of one message system to those of another message system.
   In particular, the treatment of header fields, and recipient
   addresses is specified.

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885     Postel       Dec 83      Telnet End of Record Option

   This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet community.  It
   specifies a method for marking the end of records in data transmitted
   on Telnet connections.

884     Solomon      Dec 83      Telnet Terminal Type Option

   This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet community.  It
   specifies a method for exchanging terminal type information in the
   Telnet protocol.

883     Mockapetris  Nov 83      Domain Names - Implementation and
                                 Specification

   This RFC discusses the implementation of domain name servers and
   resolvers, specifies the format of transactions, and discusses the
   use of domain names in the context of existing mail systems and other
   network software.

882     Mockapetris  Nov 83      Domain Names - Concepts and Facilities

   This RFC introduces domain style names, their use for ARPA Internet
   mail and host address support, and the protocol and servers used to
   implement domain name facilities.

881     Postel       Nov 83      The Domain Names Plan and Schedule

   This RFC outlines a plan and schedule for the implementation of
   domain style names throughout the DDN/ARPA Internet community.  The
   introduction of domain style names will impact all hosts on the
   DDN/ARPA Internet.

880     Reynolds     Oct 83      Official Protocols

   This RFC identifies the documents specifying the official protocols
   used in the ARPA Internet.  Annotations identify any revisions or
   changes planned.  Obsoletes RFC 840.

879     Postel       Nov 83      The TCP Maximum Segment Size and
                                 Related Topics

   This RFC discusses the TCP Maximum Segment Size Option and related
   topics.  The purposes is to clarify some aspects of TCP and its
   interaction with IP.  This memo is a clarification to the TCP
   specification, and contains information that may be considered as
   "advice to implementers".

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RFC 899                                                         May 1984

878     Malis        Dec 83      The ARPANET 1822L Host Access Protocol

   This RFC specifies the ARPANET 1822L Host Access Protocol, which is a
   successor to the existing 1822 Host Access Protocol.  The 1822L
   procedure allows ARPANET hosts to use logical identifiers as well as
   1822 physical interface identifiers to address each other.

877     Korb         Sep 83      A Standard for the Transmission of IP
                                 Datagrams Over Public Data Networks

   This RFC specifies a standard adopted by CSNET, the VAN gateway, and
   other organizations for the transmission of IP datagrams over the
   X.25-based public data networks.

876     Smallberg    Sep 83      Survey of SMTP Implementations

   This RFC is a survey of implementation status.  It does not specify
   an official protocol, but rather notes the status of implementation
   of aspects of a protocol.  It is expected that the status of the
   hosts reported on will change.  This information must be treated as a
   snapshot of the state of these implemetations.

875     Padlipsky    Sep 82      Gateways, Architectures, and Heffalumps

   This RFC is a discussion about the role of gateways in an
   internetwork, especially the problems of translating or mapping
   protocols between different protocol suites.  The discussion notes
   possible functionality mis-matches, undesirable routing "singularity
   points", flow control issues, and high cost of translating gateways.
   Originally published as M82-51 by the MITRE Corporation, Bedford,
   Massachusetts.

874     Padlipsky    Sep 82      A Critique of X.25

   This RFC is an analysis of X.25 pointing out some problems in the
   conceptual model, particularly the conflict between the interface
   aspects and the end-to-end aspects.  The memo also touches on
   security, and implementation issues.  Originally published as M82-50
   by the MITRE Corporation, Bedford, Massachusetts.

873     Padlipsky    Sep 82      The Illusion of Vendor Support

   This memo takes issue with the claim that international standards in
   computer protocols presently provide a basis for low cost vendor
   supported protocol implementations.  Originally published as M82-49
   by the MITRE Corporation, Bedford, Massachusetts.

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RFC 899                                                         May 1984

872     Padlipsky    Sep 82      TCP-ON-A-LAN

   This memo attacks the notion that TCP cannot be appropriate for use
   on a Local Area Network.  Originally published as M82-48 by the MITRE
   Corporation, Bedford Massachusetts.

871     Padlipsky    Sep 82      A Perspective on the Arpanet Reference
                                 Model

   This RFC is primarily intended as a perspective on the ARM and points
   out some of the differences between the ARM and the ISORM  which were
   expressed by members in NWG general meetings, NWG protocol design
   committee meetings, the ARPA Internet Working Group, and private
   conversations over the intervening years.  Originally published as
   M82-47 by the MITRE Corporation, Bedford, Massachusetts.

870     Reynolds     Oct 83      Assigned Numbers

   This RFC documents the list of numbers assigned for networks,
   protocols, etc.  Obsoletes RFCs 820, 790, 776, 770, 762, 758, 755,
   750, 739, 604.

869     Hinden       Dec 83      A Host Monitoring Protocol

   This RFC specifies the Host Monitoring Protocol used to collect
   information from various types of hosts in the Internet.  Designers
   of Internet communications software are encouraged to consider this
   protocol as a means of monitoring the behavior of their creations.

868     Postel       May 83      Time Protocol

   This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet community.  Hosts
   on the ARPA Internet that choose to implement a Time Protocol are
   expected to adopt and implement this standard.  This protocol
   provides a site-independent, machine readable date and time.  The
   Time service sends back to the originating source the time in seconds
   since midnight on January first 1900.

867     Postel       May 83      Daytime Protocol

   This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet community.  Hosts
   on the ARPA Internet that choose to implement a Daytime Protocol are
   expected to adopt and implement this standard.  The Daytime service
   simply sends the current date and time as a character string without
   regard to the input.

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RFC 899                                                         May 1984

866     Postel       May 83      Active Users

   This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet community.  Hosts
   on the ARPA Internet that choose to implement an Active Users
   Protocol are expected to adopt and implement this standard.  The
   Active Users service simply sends a list of the currently active
   users on the host without regard to the input.

865     Postel       May 83      Quote of the Day Protocol

   This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet community.  Hosts
   on the ARPA Internet that choose to implement a Quote of the Day
   Protocol are expected to adopt and implement this standard.   The
   Quote of the Day service simply sends a short message without regard
   to the input.

864     Postel       May 83      Character Generator Protocol

   This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet community.  Hosts
   on the ARPA Internet that choose to implement a Character Generator
   Protocol are expected to adopt and implement this standard.  The
   Character Generator service simply sends data without regard to the
   input.

863     Postel       May 83      Discard Protocol

   This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet community.  Hosts
   on the ARPA Internet that choose to implement a Discard Protocol are
   expected to adopt and implement this standard.  The Discard service
   simply throws away any data it receives.

862     Postel       May 83      Echo Protocol

   This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet community.  Hosts
   on the ARPA Internet that choose to implement a Echo Protocol are
   expected to adopt and implement this standard.  The Echo service
   simply sends back to the originating source any data it receives.

861     Postel       May 83      Telnet Extended Options - List Option

   This Telnet Option provides a mechanism for extending the set of
   possible options.  This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA
   Internet community.  Hosts on the ARPA Internet are expected to adopt
   and implement this standard.  Obsoletes NIC 16239.

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RFC 899                                                         May 1984

860     Postel       May 83      Telnet Timing Mark Option

   This Telnet Option provides a way to check the roundtrip path between
   two Telnet modules.  This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA
   Internet community.  Hosts on the ARPA Internet are expected to adopt
   and implement this standard.  Obsoletes NIC 16238.

859     Postel       May 83      Telnet Status Option

   This Telnet Option provides a way to determine the other Telnet
   module's view of the status of options.  This RFC specifies a
   standard for the ARPA Internet community.  Hosts on the ARPA Internet
   are expected to adopt and implement this standard.  Obsoletes RFC 651
   (NIC 31154).

858     Postel       May 83      Telnet Suppress Go Ahead Option

   This Telnet Option disables the exchange of go-ahead signals between
   the Telnet modules.  This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA
   Internet community.  Hosts on the ARPA Internet are expected to adopt
   and implement this standard.  Obsoletes NIC 15392.

857     Postel       May 83      Telnet Echo Option

   This Telnet Option enables remote echoing by the other Telnet module.
   This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet community.  Hosts
   on the ARPA Internet are expected to adopt and implement this
   standard.  Obsoletes NIC 15390.

856     Postel       May 83      Telnet Binary Transmission

   This Telnet Option enables a binary data mode between the Telnet
   modules.  This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet
   community.  Hosts on the ARPA Internet are expected to adopt and
   implement this standard.  Obsoletes NIC 15389.

855     Postel       May 83      Telnet Option Specifications

   This memo specifies the general form for Telnet options and the
   directions for their specification.  This RFC specifies a standard
   for the ARPA Internet community.  Hosts on the ARPA Internet are
   expected to adopt and implement this standard.  Obsoletes RFC 651,
   NIC 18640.

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RFC 899                                                         May 1984

854     Postel       May 83      Telnet Protocol Specifications

   This is the specification of the Telnet protocol used for remote
   terminal access in the ARPA Internet.  The purpose of the TELNET
   Protocol is to provide a fairly general, bi-directional, eight-bit
   byte oriented communications facility.  Its primary goal is to allow
   a standard method of interfacing terminal devices and
   terminal-oriented processes to each other.  It is envisioned that the
   protocol may also be used for terminal-terminal communication
   ("linking") and process-process communication (distributed
   computation).   This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet
   community.  Hosts on the ARPA Internet are expected to adopt and
   implement this standard.  Obsoletes NIC 18639.

853     Not issued yet.

852     Malis        Apr 83      The ARPANET Short Blocking Feature

   This RFC specifies the ARPANET Short Blocking Feature, which will
   allow ARPANET  hosts to optionally shorten the IMP's host blocking
   timer.  This Feature is a replacement of the ARPANET non-blocking
   host interface, which was never implemented, and will be available to
   hosts using either the 1822 or 1822L Host Access Protocol.  This RFC
   is also being presented as a solicitation of comments on the Short
   Blocking Feature, especially from host network software implementers
   and maintainers.

851     Malis        Apr 83      The ARPANET 1822L Host Access Protocol

   This RFC specifies the ARPANET 1822L Host Access Protocol, which is a
   successor to the existing 1822 Host Access Protocol.  1822L allows
   ARPANET hosts to use logical names as well as 1822's physical port
   locations to address each other.  This RFC is also being presented as
   a solicitation of comments on 1822L, especially from host network
   software implementers and maintainers.  Obsoletes RFC 802.

850     Horton       Jun 83      Standard for Interchange of USENET
                                 Messages

   This memo is distributed as an RFC only to make this information
   easily accessible to researchers in the ARPA community.  It does not
   specify an Internet standard.  This RFC defines the standard format
   for interchange of Network News articles among USENET sites.  It
   describes the format for articles themselves, and gives partial
   standards for transmission of news.  The news transmission is not
   entirely standardized in order to give a good deal of flexibility to
   the individual hosts to choose transmission hardware and software,
   whether to batch news and so on.

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RFC 899                                                         May 1984

849     Crispin      May 83      Suggestions for Improved Host Table
                                 Distribution

   This RFC actually is a request for comments.  The issue dealt with is
   that of a naming registry update procedure, both as exists currently
   and what could exist in the future.  None of the proposed solutions
   are intended as standards at this time; rather it is hoped that a
   general consensus will emerge as the appropriate solution, leaving
   eventually to the adoption of standards.

848     Smallberg    Mar 83      Who provides the "Little" TCP Services?

   This RFC lists those hosts which provide any of these "little" TCP
   services:  The list of hosts were taken from the NIC hostname table
   of 24-Feb-83.  The tests were run on February 23 and 24, and March 3
   and 5 from ISI-VAXA.ARPA.

847     Westine      Feb 83      Summary of Smallberg Surveys

   This is a summary of the surveys of Telnet, FTP and Mail (SMTP)
   servers conducted by David Smallberg in December 1982, January and
   February 1983 as reported in RFC 832-843, 845-846.  This memo
   extracts the number of hosts that accepted the connection to their
   server for each of Telnet, FTP, and SMTP, and compares it to the
   total host in the Internet (not counting TACs or ECHOS).

846     Smallberg    Feb 83      Who Talks TCP? -- Survey of 22 February
                                 1983

   This RFC is a survey of hosts to identify the implementation status
   of Telnet, FTP, and Mail on TCP.  The list of hosts was taken from
   the NIC hostname table of 18-Feb-83.  The tests were run on 22-Feb-83
   from ISI-VAXA.ARPA.

845     Smallberg    Feb 83      Who Talks TCP? -- Survey of 15 February
                                 1983

   This RFC is a survey of hosts to identify the implementation status
   of Telnet, FTP, and Mail on TCP.  The list of hosts was taken from
   the NIC hostname table of 3-Feb-83.  The tests were run on 15-Feb-83
   from ISI-VAXA.ARPA.

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RFC 899                                                         May 1984

844     Clements    Feb 83      Who Talks ICMP, too?  Survey of 18
                                 February 1983

   This survey determines how many hosts are able to respond to TELENET
   connections from a user at a class C site.  This requires, in
   addition to IP and TCP, participation in gateway routing via ICMP and
   handling of Class C addresses.  The list of hosts was taken from RFC
   843, extracting only those hosts which are listed there as accepting
   TELNET connection.  The tests were run on 18-Feb-83.

843     Smallberg    Feb 83      Who Talks TCP? -- Survey of 8 February
                                 1983

   This RFC is a survey of hosts to identify the implementation status
   of Telnet, FTP, and Mail on TCP.  The list of hosts was taken from
   the NIC hostname table of 3-Feb-83.  The tests were run on 8-Feb-83
   and on 9-Feb-83 from ISI-VAXA.ARPA.

842     Smallberg    Feb 83      Who Talks TCP? -- Survey of 1 February
                                 1983

   This RFC is a survey of hosts to identify the implementation status
   of Telnet, FTP, and Mail on TCP.  The list of hosts was taken from
   the NIC hostname table of 28-Jan-83.  The tests were run on 1-Feb-83
   and on 2-Feb-83 ISI-VAXA.ARPA.

841     FIPS PUB 98  Jan 83      Specification for Message Format for
                                 Computer Based Message Systems

   This RFC is FIPS 98.  The purpose of distributing this document as an
   RFC is to make it easily accessible to the ARPA research community.
   This RFC does not specify a standard for the ARPA Internet.
   Obsoletes RFC 806.

840     Postel       Apr 83      Official Protocols

   This RFC has been revised, see RFC 880.

839     Smallberg    Jan 83      Who Talks TCP?

   This RFC is a survey of hosts to identify the implementation status
   of Telnet, FTP, and Mail on TCP.  The list of hosts was taken from
   the NIC hostname table of 31-Dec-82.  The tests were run on
   25-Jan-83.

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RFC 899                                                         May 1984

838     Smallberg    Jan 83      Who Talks TCP?

   This RFC is a survey of hosts to identify the implementation status
   of Telnet, FTP, and Mail on TCP.  The list of hosts was taken from
   the NIC hostname table of 31-Dec-82.  The tests were run on
   18-Jan-83.

837     Smallberg    Jan 83      Who Talks TCP?

   This RFC is a survey of hosts to identify the implementation status
   of Telnet, FTP, and Mail on TCP.  The list of hosts was taken from
   the NIC hostname table of 31-Dec-82.  The tests were run on
   11-Jan-83.

836     Smallberg    Jan 83      Who Talks TCP?

   This RFC is a survey of hosts to identify the implementation status
   of Telnet, FTP, and Mail on TCP.  The list of hosts was taken from
   the NIC hostname table of 20-Dec-82.  The tests were run on 4-Jan-83
   through 5-Jan-83.

835     Smallberg    Dec 82      Who Talks TCP?

   This RFC is a survey of hosts to identify the implementation status
   of Telnet, FTP, and Mail on TCP.  The list of hosts was taken from
   the NIC hostname table of 2-Dec-82.  The tests were run on 28-Dec-82
   through 5-Jan-83.

834     Smallberg    Dec 82      Who Talks TCP?

   This RFC is a survey of hosts to identify the implementation status
   of Telnet, FTP, and Mail on TCP.  The list of hosts was taken from
   the NIC hostname table of 2-Dec-82.  The tests were run on 22-Dec-82.

833     Smallberg    Dec 82      Who Talks TCP?

   This RFC is a survey of hosts to identify the implementation status
   of Telnet, FTP, and Mail on TCP.  The list of hosts was taken from
   the NIC hostname table of 2-Dec-82.  The tests were run on 14-Dec-82.

832     Smallberg    Dec 82      Who Talks TCP?

   This RFC is a survey of hosts to identify the implementation status
   of Telnet, FTP, and Mail on TCP.  The list of hosts was taken from
   the NIC hostname table of 2-Dec-82.  The tests were run on 7-Dec-82.

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RFC 899                                                         May 1984

831     Braden       Dec 82      Backup Access to the European Side of
                                 SATNET

   The purpose of this RFC is to focus discussion on a particular
   Internet problem:  a backup path for software maintenance of the
   European sector of the Internet, for use when SATNET is partitioned.
   We propose a mechanism, based upon the Source Routing option of IP,
   to reach European Internet sites via the VAN Gateway and UCL.  This
   proposal is not intended as a standard at this time.

830     Zaw-Sing Su  Oct 82      A Distributed System for Internet Name
                                 Service

   This RFC proposes a distributed name service for DARPA Internet.  Its
   purpose is to focus discussion on the subject.  It is hoped that a
   general consensus will emerge leading eventually to the adoption of
   standards.

829     Cerf         Oct 82      Packet Satellite Technology Reference
                                 Sources

   This RFC describes briefly the packet satellite technology developed
   by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and several other
   participating organizations in the U.K. and Norway and provides a
   bibliography of relevant papers for researchers interested in
   experimental and operational experience with this dynamic
   satellite-sharing technique.

828     Owen         Aug 82      Data Communications:  IFIP's
                                 International "Network" of Experts

   This RFC is distributed to inform the ARPA Internet community of the
   activities of the IFIP technical committee on Data Communications,
   and to encourage participation in those activities.

827     Rosen        Oct 82      Exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP)

   This RFC is proposed to establish a standard for Gateway to Gateway
   procedures that allow the Gateways to be mutually suspicious.  This
   document is a DRAFT for that standard.  Your comments are strongly
   encouraged.

826     Plummer      Nov 82      An Ethernet Address Resolution Protocol

   The purpose of this RFC is to present a method of Converting Protocol
   Addresses (e.g., IP addresses) to Local Network Addresses (e.g.,
   Ethernet addresses).  This is an issue of general concern in the ARPA
   Internet Community at this time.  The method proposed here is
   presented for your consideration and comment.  This is not the
   specification of an Internet Standard.

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RFC 899                                                         May 1984

825     Postel       Nov 82      Request for Comments on Requests for
                                 Comments

   This RFC is intended to clarify the status of RFCs and to provide
   some guidance for the authors of RFCs in the future.  It is in a
   sense a specification for RFCs.

824     MacGregor    Aug 82      The Cronus Virtual Local Network

   The purpose of this note is to describe the CRONUS Virtual Local
   Network, especially the addressing related features.  These features
   include a method for mapping between Internet Addresses and Local
   Network addresses.  This is a topic of current concern in the ARPA
   Internet community.  This note is intended to stimulate discussion.
   This is not a specification of an Internet Standard.

823     Hinden       Sep 82      The DARPA Internet Gateway

   This RFC is a status report on the Internet Gateway developed by BBN.
   It describes the Internet Gateway as of September 1982.  This memo
   presents detailed descriptions of message formats and gateway
   procedures, however, this is not an implementation specification, and
   such details are subject to change.

822     Crocker      Aug 82      Standard for the Format of ARPA
                                 Internet Text Messages

   This document revises the specifications in RFC 733, in order to
   serve the needs of the larger and more complex ARPA Internet.  Some
   of RFC 733's features failed to gain adequate acceptance.  In order
   to simplify the standard and the software that follows it, these
   features have been removed.  A different addressing scheme is used,
   to handle the case of internetwork mail; and the concept of
   re-transmission has been introduced.  Obsoletes RFC 733, NIC 41952.

821     Postel       Aug 82      Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

   The objective of Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is to transfer
   mail reliably and efficiently.  SMTP is independent of the particular
   transmission subsystem and requires only a reliable ordered data
   stream channel.  Obsoletes RFC 788, 780, and 772.

820     Postel       Jan 82      Assigned Numbers

   This RFC is an old version, see RFC 870.

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RFC 899                                                         May 1984

819     Zaw-Sing Su  Aug 82      The Domain Naming Convention for
                                 Internet User Applications

   This RFC is an attempt to clarify the generalization of the Domain
   Naming Convention, the Internet Naming Convention, and to explore the
   implications of its adoption for Internet name service and user
   applications.

818     Postel       Nov 82      The Remote User Telnet Service

   This RFC is the specification of an application protocol.  Any host
   that implements this application level service must follow this
   protocol.

817     Clark        Jul 82      Modularity and Efficiency in Protocol
                                 Implementation

   This RFC will discuss some of the commonly encountered reasons why
   protocol implementations seem to run slowly.

816     Clark        Jul 82      Fault Isolation and Recovery

   This RFC describes the portion of fault isolation and recovery which
   is the responsibility of the host.

815     Clark        Jul 82      IP Datagram Reassembly Algorithms

   This RFC describes an alternate approach of dealing with reassembly
   which reduces the bookkeeping problem to a minimum, and requires only
   one buffer for storage equal in size to the final datagram being
   reassembled, which can reassemble a datagram from any number of
   fragments arriving in any order with any possible pattern of overlap
   and duplication, and which is appropriate for almost any sort of
   operating system.

814     Clark        Jul 82      Name, Addresses, Ports, and Routes

   This RFC gives suggestions and guidance for the design of the tables
   and algorithms necessary to keep track of these various sorts of
   identifiers inside a host implementation of TCP/IP.

813     Clark        Jul 82      Window and Acknowledgement Strategy in
                                 TCP

   This RFC describes implementation strategies to deal with two
   mechanisms in TCP, the window and the acknowledgement.  It also
   presents a particular set of algorithms which have received testing
   in the field, and which appear to work properly with each other.
   With more experience, these algorithms may become part of the formal
   specification, until such time their use is recommended.

Postel & Westine                                               [page 15]

RFC 899                                                         May 1984

812     Harrenstien   Mar 82     NICNAME/WHOIS

   This RFC gives a description of what the NICNAME/WHOIS Server is and
   how to access it.  This server together with the corresponding
   Identification Data Base provides online directory look-up equivalent
   to the ARPANET Directory.

811     Harrenstien   Mar 82      Hostnames Server

   This RFC gives a description of what the Hostnames Server is and how
   to access it.  The function of this particular server is to deliver
   machine-readable name/address information describing networks,
   gateways, hosts, and eventually domains, within the internet
   environment.

810     Feinler      Mar 82      DoD Internet Host Table Specification

   This RFC specifies a new host table format applicable to both ARPANET
   and Internet needs.  In addition to host name to host address
   translation and selected protocol information, we have also included
   network and gateway name to address correspondence, and host
   operating system information.  This RFC obsoletes the host table
   described in RFC 608.

809     Chang        Feb 82      UCL Facsimile System

   This RFC describes the features of the computerised facsimile system
   developed in the Department of Computer Science at UCL.  First its
   functions are considered and the related experimental work are
   reported.  Then the disciplines for system design are discussed.
   Finally, the implementation of the system are described, while
   detailed description are given as appendices.

808     Postel       Mar 82      Summary of Computer Mail Services
                                 Meeting Held at BBN on 10 January 1979

   This RFC is a very belated attempt to document a meeting that was
   held three years earlier to discuss the state of computer mail in the
   ARPA community and to reach some conclusions to guide the further
   development of computer mail systems such that a coherent total mail
   service would continue to be provided.

807     Postel       Feb 82      Multimedia Mail Meeting Notes

   This RFC consists of notes from a meeting held at USC Information
   Sciences Institute on the 12th of January to discuss common interests
   in multimedia computer mail issues and to agree on some specific
   initial experiments.

Postel & Westine                                               [page 16]

RFC 899                                                         May 1984

806     NBS          Sep 81      Specification for Message Format for
                                 Computer Based Message Systems

   This RFC deals with Computer Based Message systems which provides a
   basis for interaction between different CBMS by defining the format
   of messages passed between them.  This RFC is replaced by RFC 841.

805     Postel       Feb 82      Computer Mail Meeting Notes

   This RFC consists of notes from a meeting that was held at USC
   Information Sciences Institute on 11 January 1982, to discuss
   addressing issues in computer mail. The major conclusion reached at
   the meeting is to extend the "username@hostname" mailbox format to
   "username@host.domain", where the domain itself can be further
   strutured.

804     CCITT        Jan 82      CCITT Draft Recommendation T.4

   This is the CCITT standard for group 3 facsimile encoding.  This is
   useful for data compression of bit map data.

803     Agarwal      Nov 81      Dacom 450/500 Facsimile Data
                                 Transcoding

   The first part of this RFC describes in detail the Dacom 450 data
   compression algorithms and is an update and correction to an earlier
   memorandum.  The second part of this RFC describes briefly the Dacom
   500 data compression algorithm as used by the INTELPOST
   electronic-mail network under development by the US Postal Service
   and several foreign administrators.

802     Malis        Nov 81      The ARPANET 1822L Host Access Protocol

   This document proposed two major changes to the current ARPANET host
   access protocol.  The first change will allow hosts to use logical
   addressing (i.e., host addresses that are independent of their
   physical location on the ARPANET) to communicate with each other, and
   the second will allow a host to shorten the amount of time that it
   may be blocked by its IMP after it presents a message to the network
   (currently, the IMP can block further input from a host for up to 15
   seconds).  See RFCs 852 and 851.

801     Postel       Nov 81      NCP/TCP Transition Plan

   This RFC discusses the conversion of hosts from NCP to TCP.  And
   making available the principle services:  Telnet, File Transfer, and
   Mail.  These protocols allow all hosts in the ARPA community to share
   a common interprocess communication environment.

Postel & Westine                                               [page 17]

RFC 899                                                         May 1984

800     Postel       Nov 82      Requests for Comments Summary

   This RFC is a slightly annotated list of the 100 RFCs from RFC 700
   through RFC 799.  This is a status report on these RFCs.

Postel & Westine                                               [page 18]

 

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