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NETWORK WORKING GROUP E. FORMAN REQUEST FOR COMMENTS # 274 MITRE NIC # 7901 1 November 1971 CATEGORIES F, G UPDATES: NONE OBSOLETES: NONE

            ESTABLISHING A LOCAL GUIDE FOR NETWORK USAGE
   Actual experiences and experimentation with network systems and

subsystems will be an important supplement to existing NIC documentation. For this reason, MITRE, to facilitate local user access to network resources, is planning to establish a local GUIDE TO NETWORK USAGE to supplement the Resources Notebook and other NIC documentation. The Guide will be tailored to the needs of MITRE users and will contain information on network systems and subsystems. (We cannot precisely define systems and subsystems at this time but as an example of what we have in mind, TENNEX at SRI is a system and NLS is a subsystem.)

   The Guide will be implemented under NLS in much the same fashion

as the NIC LOCATOR SYSTEM. Information gathered that is appropriate for the NIC but not yet included will be submitted for inclusion in the NIC.

   Attached is an outline of the proposed NLS files for the Guide

System. The information included in the Guide will be sufficiently detailed to enable local users who are unfamiliar with the network, its terminology, and stores of reference material to utilize resources at foreign hosts via the network.

   Sites will be included in the Guide as local users gain

experience with systems and subsystems located at the remote sites. Therefore, the sites most likely to be in the Guide will be those that can be used to support MITRE projects.

   We are planning to coordinate our efforts in this undertaking

with a similar effort at the National Bureau of Standards. We believe that such endeavors will result in valuable contributions to the NIC,

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particularly to the Network Resources Notebook. Although the Guide will be tailored for MITRE users, it will contain information of general interest to other network users and will be made accessible to them through NLS.

   The Guide should become operational during December 1971.  Any

comments on proposed contents of the Guide are welcome. Anyone wishing to cooperate in this effort should contact E. Forman at MITRE.

     [ This RFC was put into machine readable form for entry ]
     [ into the online RFC archives by BBN Corp. under the   ]
     [ direction of Alex McKenzie.                   12/96   ]
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ATTACHMENT

   An NLS "Site File" will be built for each site at which a

resource is presently available to network users at MITRE. Initial files will be for those sites that offer resources that are of specific interest to the local community. A RESOURCE LOCATOR FILE will contain a table of contents of the SITE FILES and a list of the subsystems surveyed for each of these sites. The headings in the table of contents will contain links to the corresponding online site file documents.

<MITRE> RESOURCE-LOCATOR

O         Output processor directives
1         Text indicating how to use this file
2         Site identification
             (Link)
   2A     Subsystem list (with links)
3         Next site
4         Next site
  ...
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<MITRE> SITE-FILE (one for each site)

O         Output processor directives
1         Text indicating how to use this file
2         Subsystem list (with links)
3         Periods of system availability
4         Accounts
4         Accounts
   4A        List of accounts at site established by MITRE personnel
     4A1     For each account indicate:
             -  users
             -  who is allowed to use this account
             -  restrictions on use of system or subsystem with
                with this account
             -  who to ask for password and ID (if the account
                is open to use by all, list password and allowable
                ID's)
     4A2     Next account
   4B        How to establish a new account
5         System charges (special subsystem charges--if any--
          will be listed with subsystem entry)
6         System Documentation
   6A        Title
             -  Brief description
             -  NIC reference number
             -  link
             -  on hand at local station
             -  local users who have copy
             -  where to order
7         Log in procedures (special log in procedures for sub-
          systems (if any) will be listed with the subsystem entry)
8         Special considerations when used with the following
          local (network user) equipment:
   8A        With devices -----, -----
             -  NIC reference numbers
             -  links
             -  list of special considerations when used with this
                system (e.g., special characteristics, half or
                full duplex)
   8B        With devices
  ...
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<MITRE> SITE-FILE (continued)

9         Comments on system usage and performance such as
          reliability, availability, recent user experience,
          bugs, differences from documentation (similar to NIC
          Journal Folklore)

10 Subsystem " "

  10A       Brief capability description
            References and links
  10B       Subsystem documentation
   10B1       Title
              -  brief description
              NIC reference number
              -  link
              -  on hand at local station?
              -  local users who have copy
              -  where to order
   10B2       Next document
  10C       Periods of availability--same as system or list
            special subsystem availability times
  10D       Special subsystem charges if any
  10E       Log in procedures-if special log in procedure needed
            for subsystem
  10F       Special considerations when used with the following
            local (network user) equipment:
   10F1       With devices -----, -----
                -  NIC reference numbers
                -  links
                -  list of special considerations when used with
                   this subsystem (e.g., special characteristics,
                   half or full duplex)
   10F2       With devices -----, -----
  ...
  10G       Comments on subsystem usage and performance such as
            reliability, availability, recent user experience, bugs,
            differences from documentation (similar to NIC
            Journal Folklore)

11 Subsystem " "

  ...
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