Network Working Group
Request for Comments: 24
S. Crocker
21 November 69


This note is a revision of NWG/RFC 10 and 16.

The Network Working Group consists of interested people from existing or

potential ARPA network sites. Membership is not closed.

The Network Working Group (NWG) is concerned with the HOST software, the strategies for using the network, and initial experience with the network.

Documentation of the NWG's effort is through notes such as this. Notes

may be produced at any site by and included in this series.


The content of a NWG note may be any thought, suggestion, etc. related to the HOST software or other aspect of the network. Notes are encouraged to be timely rather than polished. Philosophical positions without examples or other specifics, specific suggestions or implementation techniques without introductory or background explication, and explicit questions without any attempted answers are all acceptable. The minimum length for a NWG note is one sentence.

These standards (or lack of them) are stated explicitly for two reasons. First, there is a tendency to view a written statement as ipso facto authoritative, and we hope to promote the exchange and discussion of considerably less than authoritative ideas. Second, there is a natural hesitancy to publish something unpolished, and we hope to ease this inhibition.


Every NWG note should bear the following information:

  1. "Network Working Group" "Request for Comnments: X" (X underscored) where X is a serial number. Serial numbers are assigned by Steve Crocker at UCLA.
  1. Author and affiliation
  1. Date
  1. Title The title need not be unique.


One copy only will be sent from the author's site to:

        1.  Abhai Bhushan, MIT
        2.  Steve Carr, Utah
        3.  Jerry Cole, SDC
        4.  Steve Crocker, UCLA
        5.  Bill English SRI
        6.  Kim Fry, MITRE
        7.  John Haefner, RAND
        8.  Bob Kahn, BB&N
        9.  Larry Roberts, ARPA
       10.  Paul Rovner, LL
       11.  Ron Stoughton, ECSB

Reproduction if desired may be handled locally.


Below are the most current addresses I have. Please correct as necessary:

        Abhai Bhushan                           MIT
        Room 807 - Project MAC                  (617) 864-6790 X5857
        545 Technology Square
        Cambridge, Mass. 02139
        Steve Carr                              Utah
        Computer Science Dept.                  (801) 322-8224
        University of Utah
        Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
        Jerry Cole                              SDC
        7842 Croyden                            2500 Colorado
        Los Angeles, Calif. 90045               (213) 393-9411, X6135
        Steve Crocker                           UCLA
        3732 Boelter Hall                       (213) 825-4864
        UCLA                                          825-2543 (Sec'y)
        Los Angeles, Calif. 90024
        Bill English                            SRI
        Stanford Research Institute             (415) 326-6200
        333 Ravenswood
        Menlo Park, Calif. 94025
        Kim Fry                                 MITRE
        The MITRE Corp.                         (703) 893-3500, X355
        Westgate Research Park                                  X318
        McLean, Va. 22101
        John Haefner                            RAND
        The Rand Corporation                    (213) 393-0411
        1700 Main Street
        Santa Monica, Calif. 90406
        Robert Kahn                             BBN
        Bolt, Beranek and Newman                (617) 491-1850
        50 Moulton St.                          
        Cambridge, Mass. 02138
        Larry Roberts                           ARPA
        ODS/ARPA                                (202) OX7-8663
        3D167 Pentagon                                OX7-8654
        Washington, D.C.  20301
        Paul D. Rovner                          LL
        Mass. Inst. of Tech.                    (617) 562-5500 X7211
        Lincoln Laboratory B-115                
        P.O. Box 73
        Lexington, Mass. 02173
        Ron Stoughton                           UCSB
        Computer Research Lab                   (805) 961-3221
        Santa Barbara, Calif. 94025