Network Working Group
Request for Comment: 4
Category: Informational
Elmer B. Shapiro
Stanford Research Institute
24 March 1969

Network Timetable

1 (n10) network checkout

2 Installation of communcation gear 8/1/69

   2a  From AT&T and/or BBN need dimensional, power and cabling
   2b  Need to establish SRI desired alternate locations so as to
   determine maximum telco cable lengths
   2c  Need to establish location and drops on voice coordination
   2d  Need circuit information on voice drops for tie to intercom
   2e  Need to order and install a.c. power (coordinate with 4b)
   2f  See 16

3 Design and construct host-Imp interface 9/1/69

   3a  Need specifications from BBN
   3b  Develop trial design
   3c  Review with system programmers
   3d  Establish final design
   3e  Build and design hardware
   3f  Debug trial software with hardware loop test

4 Imp installation 9/15/69

   4a  from BBN get dimensional, power and cabling specifications
   4b  SRI orders and installs a.c. power (coordinate with 2e)
   5a  Get debug specifiations and procedures from BBN
   5b  Write programs to debug with BBN
       5b1  Transfers of test messages
       5b2  Test procedures for crash and recovery
       5b3  Check message fill and stripping procedures

5c Try own transfer tests

       5c1  Verify transfers to Imp
       5c2  Verify transfers from Imp
       5c3  Verify transfers looped with Imp
   5d  Work out Imp reload and restart procedures

6 Test messages between UCLA-SRI 10/15/69

   6a  Network configuration
           SRI  |
           UCLA |
   6b  Agree with UCLA on nature of test messages
       6b1  Formats
       6b2  Sequences
       6b3  Checks
       6b4  Test procedures
       6b5  Fault reporting
   6d  Test sequence of delivery
   6e  Measure delays
   6f  Loop with UCLA
   6g  System response to invalid and abnormal conditions
   6h  Lose and restore facilities
       6h1  Communication link
       6h2  Imps
       6h3  Hosts
   6i  Develop net trouble reporting scheme

7 Test messages between UCSB-SRI 11/15/69

   7a  Network configuration
           SRI .
              |  .
              |   .
              |     .
              |       .
              |         .
           UCLA           UCSB
   7b  All of 6
   7c  Load network for alternate routing to be effective
   7d  Develop voice coordination scheme
       7d1  Three way conference
       7d2  Design and build conference gear
       7d3  Deliver conference gear to UCLA and UCSB
   7e  Route messages around ring
       7e1  Via Imps
       7e3  Six tests
         7e3a  UCLA-I, UCSB-I
         7e3b  UCLA-H, UCSB-I
         7e3c  UCLA-H, UCSB-H
         7e3d  UCSB-I, UCLA-I
         7e3e  UCSB-H, UCLA-I
         7e3f  UCSB-H, UCLA-H

8 Test messges between UTAH-SRI 12/15/69

   8a  Network configuration
           SRI .----------------UTAH
               | .
               |   .
               |     .
               |       .
               |         .
               |           .
               |             .
               |               .
   8b  Selected group of previous test
       8b1  All of 6
       8b2  7b
   8c  Expand voice coordination scheme
       8c1  UTAH has access to UCLA and UCSB via SRI
       8c2  with BBN and ARPA

9 Run simple TTY systems

   9a  Single user access
         9a1a  A to B
       9a2  From a using host
         9a2a  A to B

9b Multiple user access

       9b1  On a serving host
         9b1a  A,C to B
       9b2  From a using host
         9b2a  A,A to B
       9b3  Various combinations
   9c  Login, logout, in and out of subsystems
   9d  Handling of error messages, crashes, recoveries
   9e  Establish message formats
   9f  Establish protocols
   9g  File storage and retrieval
   9h  Need user's guides for each site
   9i  Need to establish usage schedules
   9j  Need to set user names
   9k  Design and build comm exec or its equivalent

10 Run simple typewriter systems

   10a  Same as 9c - 9g
   10b  How define when in half or full duplex mode
   10c  How to set "break" characters

11 Run arbitrary terminals without local feedback

13 Move files

14 Develop debugging techniques

   14a  Fault detection
       14a1  Conformance to manual
       14a2  "Reasonableness" of result
       14a3  Comparison with alternate form of use
   14b  Cause localization
       14b1  Comm-Imp complex
       14b2  Serving host
       14b3  Using host
       14b3  Try other programs
       14b5  Monitor subsystem via "link" procedures, where possible
         14b5a  Use dialup Dataphone
         14b5b  Use voice coordination channel
       14b6  Move canned messages
   14c  Cause determination
   14d  Cause correction

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