Username / Password : Request For Comments

RFC Number : 27

Title : Documentation Conventions.
Network Working Group S. Crocker
9 December 69


This note is a revision of NWG/RFC 10, 16, and 24.

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 anybody 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


Every NWG note should bear the following information:

1. 'Network Working Group'
'Request for Comments: X' (X underscored)
where X is a serial number. Serial numbers are assigned
by Steve Crocker at UCLA.

2. Author and affiliation

3. Date

4. 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. Gerry Cole, SDS
4. Steve Crocker, UCLA
5. Bill English, SRI
6. Kim Fry, MITRE
7. John Haefner, RAND
8. Bob Kahn, BB&N
9. Thomas O'Sullivan, Raytheon
10. Larry Roberts, ARPA
11. Paul Rovner, LL
12. Ron Stoughton, UCSB

Reproduction, if desired, may be handled locally.


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

Abhai Bhushan MIT
Room 807 - Project MAC (617) 864-6900 X5857
545 Technology Square
Cambridge, Mass. 02139

Steve Carr Utah
Computer Science Dept. (801) 322-8224
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Gerry Cole SDC
7842 Croyden 2500 Colorado
Los Angeles, Calif. 90024 Santa Monica, Calif 90406
(213) 393-9411, X6l35
X6019 (Sec'y)

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

The MITRE Corp (703) 893-3500, X355
Westgate Research Park X318
McLean, Va. 22101

John Heafner RAND
The Rand Corporation (213) 393-0411
1700 Main Street
Santa Monica, Calif. 90406

Robert Kahn BB&N
Bolt, Beranek and Newman (617) 491-1850
50 Moulton St.
Cambridge, Mass. 02138

Thomas O'Sullivan Raytheon
Raytheon Company (617) 899-8400
Equipment Division Headquarters
40 Second Ave.
Waltham, Mass. 02l54

Larry Roberts ARPA
ODS/ARPA (202) OX7-8663
3D167 OX7-8654
Washington, D.C. 2030l

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. 93106

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