A new forum is up! Q: what means nntp

Anne & Lynn Wheeler lynn at garlic.com
Fri Dec 28 20:21:58 CET 2001


claird at starbase.neosoft.com (Cameron Laird) writes:
> RFC 765  FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL                        June     1980
> RFC 821  SIMPLE MAIL TRANSFER PROTOCOL                 August   1982
> RFC 854  TELNET PROTOCOL SPECIFICATION                 May      1983
> RFC 850  Standard for Interchange of USENET Messages   June     1983
> RFC 977  Network News Transfer Protocol                February 1986

765 is the latest standard .... there is a trail of previous RFCs that
were replaced by the latest ... going back to 

354 -
File Transfer Protocol, Bhushan A., 1972/07/08 (29pp) (.txt=58074)
(Obsoleted by 542) (Updated by 385, 454, 683) (Obsoletes 264, 265)

precursor to 821

788 -
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, Postel J., 1981/11/01 (62pp)
(.txt=109001) (Obsoleted by 821) (Obsoletes 780)

precursor to 854

764 -
Telnet Protocol specification, Postel J., 1980/06/01 (15pp)
(.txt=40005) (Obsoleted by 854)

no precursor listed to 850

not precursor listed to 977

random ref:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/rfcietff.htm

jan 1, 1983 was the "cut-over" from IMPs and NCP to IP. There were
about 250 nodes that were part of the 1/1/83 cutover. Note however,
there were interconnects of ARPANET (IMPs and NCP) by locations with
TeleNET (GTE) and "PhoneNet" (dial-in) for things like SMTP mail (aka
"offline" processing ... dial-up, download, hang-up ... somewhat akin
to uucp strategy using "phonenet").

random ref:
http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/internet.htm#0

misc. RFC referens:

rfc60 ... A simplified NCP Protocol 
rfc215 .. NCP, ICP, and TELNET: 
rfc381 .. TWO PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE IMP-HOST PROTOCOL 
rfc394 .. TWO PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE IMP-HOST PROTOCOL 
rfc550 .. NIC NCP Experiment 
rfc618 .. A Few Observations on NCP Statistics 
rfc660 .. SOME CHANGES TO THE IMP AND THE IMP/HOST INTERFACE 
rfc687 .. IMP/Host and Host/IMP Protocol Change 
rfc704 .. IMP/Host and Host/IMP Protocol Change 
rfc773 .. COMMENTS ON NCP/TCP MAIL SERVICE TRANSITION STRATEGY 
rfc801 .. NCP/TCP TRANSITION PLAN

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Anne & Lynn Wheeler   | lynn at garlic.com -  http://www.garlic.com/~lynn/ 



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