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rfc:rfc106

NETWORK WORKING GROUP NIC 5776 Request for Comments #106 Thomas O'Sullivan

                                                                   RDS
                                                          3 March 1971
                     USER/SERVER SITE PROTOCOL
                     NETWORK HOST QUESTIONNAIRE
      The answer to a number of questions about the characteristics

and operation of Network HOSTS will be useful to implementers of some early versions of TELNET, and/or to the USER/SERVER SITE PROTOCOL Committee in their consideration of a full TELNET PROTOCOL specification.

      Questions of current interest are covered on the attached

questionnaire. The Technical Liaison contact at each HOST site is asked to review these questions and fill in the answers as soon as convenient after receipt.

      One of the members of the committee listed below will contact

each HOST site by telephone in the next few days to record the answers.

 Committee members include:
       Bob Long                   SDC
       John Melvin                SRI/ARC
       Ed Meyer                   MIT/MAC
       Tom O'Sullivan             RDS
      Results of the questionnaire will be tabulated and distributed

as an RFC.

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                    NETWORK HOST QUESTIONNAIRE*
                      For TELNET Consideration

Installation Prepared By _

System _ Date _ 1.) Does system operate on keyboard terminal input on one character at a time (e.g. searching for a special character other than end of line), or does it accumulate a line at a time and operate on the line when a special character is entered, e.g. Carriage Return (CR)? [ ] Line at time [ ] Character at time [ ] Both (Explain) _ _ _ 2.) What maximum buffer size does your system provide for input of a physical line from a keyboard terminal, and for output to a terminal, printer, or screen? InputChar Output_Char Remarks: _ _ _ ================= * If there is insufficient space on the questionnaire, continue answers on back of page. Fill out separate questionnaire for each HOST to be directly

 interfaced to an IMP.
                                                              [Page 2]

Network HOST Questionnaire (Continued)

3.) Describe the effect in your system of use of the following

     keying conventions.  Indicate how implemented, i.e. is there
     a hardware interrupt?  Does the terminal respond?  How?
     What is sent into system as data, what is echoed, etc.
     If the key(s) are not available, so indicate (as may be
     the case for Newline for some systems, line feed for 2741's,
     etc.). If available but has no meaning, so indicate.
     Key Strokes        Implementation           System Action
        CR       __________________________   __________________
        LF       __________________________   __________________
        NL       __________________________   __________________
      CR,LF      __________________________   __________________
            Terminal Type =  __________________________
     If appropriate, enter data for other terminal types on the
     back of this page.

4.) What special character or characters are used in your

     system to awaken some process during the entry of data
     from a terminal (e.g. control C for some systems, break on
     others, etc.)?
     Character(s)                 Operation
     ___________    ___________________________________________
     ___________    ___________________________________________
     ___________    ___________________________________________
     ___________    ___________________________________________
                                                              [Page 3]

Network HOST Questionnaire (Continued)

5.) List the types of keyboard terminals and codes supported

     by your system.
     __________________________________________________________
     __________________________________________________________
     __________________________________________________________

6.) What internal code(s) is used in your system to represent

     character sets?  If not ASCII nor EBCDIC, attach a copy of
     the code.
     __________________________________________________________
     __________________________________________________________
     __________________________________________________________

7.) For each terminal type do you support it in:

     Half Duplex (Pure) _______________________________________
     Half Duplex (with Break or Attention) ____________________
     Half Duplex (Break & Reverse Break) ______________________
     Full Duplex (without echo) _______________________________
     Full Duplex (with echo) __________________________________

8.) For optional echo systems, at initial connect time

    is the terminal assumed to require an echo?
          [ ] Yes
          [ ] No
                                                              [Page 4]

Network HOST Questionnaire (Continued)

9.) Does your system perform error detection (e.g. parity

    check) on terminal input and, if so, is this a hardware
    or software check?
    _____________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________

10.) Does your system support punched paper tape input? If so,

     what sort of end of line sequence is used?
     _____________________________________________________________
     _____________________________________________________________
     _____________________________________________________________
     [ This RFC was put into machine readable form for entry ]
          [ into the online RFC archives by S.M.H. 5/97 ]
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