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rfc:rfc162

Network Working Group M. Kampe Request for Comments: 162 UCLA-NMC NIC #6774 Computer Science Categories: C.2, C.3, D.1, D.2, D.3 22 May 1971 Updates: None Obsoletes: None

                            NETBUGGER3
 NETBUGGER3 is a third level program for the debugging of second and
 third level programs, experimentation with and simulation of third
 level protocols.
 We were writing an RJE FILENET to interact with UCLA-CCN, and
 discovered that they (UCLA-CCN) wouldn't be up for a few months.  We
 needed a program that would simulate CCN, so that we could interact
 with it and debug our FILENET.  It occurred to me that all over the
 network, people had similar problems, i.e., they couldn't debug
 programs because the intended server wasn't up.  And so I started to
 write a third level debugger-simulater.
 With NETBUGGER3 the user can easily issue RTSs, STRs, and LISTENs,
 interrogate the status of connections, receive and display NCP-USER
 events and transmit and receive data over as many as twelve
 connections (per copy of program running).  Received data can be
 displayed in ASCII, EBCDIC on HEX.  The user can, of course,
 originate data for transmission in the same forms.  NETBUGGER3 can be
 initiator, receiver and/or intermediate in connections.
 An example of how NETBUGGER3 could be of use to other hosts on the
 Net follows.
 Host X has a special third level Filenet to debug.  The host they
 plan to interact with won't be up for several months.  Host X can
 arrange with us to interact with NETBUGGER3, which will simulate the
 proposed third level protocol and transactions.
 An alternate possibility is for Host X to use his Telnet to enter our
 system and start NETBUGGER3 himself.  He can then be running
 NETBUGGER3 on one console and his filenet on another.
 An alternate possibility is for Host X to use his Telnet to enter our
 system and start NETBUGGER3 himself.  He can then be running
 NETBUGGER3 on one console and his filenet on another.

Kampe [Page 1] RFC 162 NETBUGGER3 May 1971

 Then, later on when the other server Host is up, NETBUGGER3 can be
 used an intermediate between Host X and his serving host.  Every
 message from Host X to server and vice versa can be displayed,
 examined and, if necessary, edited as it passes through the
 NETBUGGER3 console, thus making possible the debugging and
 measurements.
 This is only one example.  If you are interested in using, receiving,
 documentation, making suggestions or anything else regarding
 NETBUGGER3, please contact the Network liaison at UCLA - NMC.
     [ This RFC was put into machine readable form for entry ]
     [ into the online RFC archives by Alison De La Cruz 12/00]

Kampe [Page 2]

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