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RFC 701
August, 1974, survey of New-Protocol Telnet servers.
D.W. Dodds. August 1974.

 
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AUGUST, 1974 AUGUST, 1974, SURVEY OF NEW-PROTOCOL TELNET SERVERS THIS IS THE FIRST OF WHAT ARE PLANNED TO BE MONTHLY REPORTS ON THE STATUS OF THE NEW-PROTOCOL TELNET IMPLEMENTAIONS ON THE SERVER HOSTS ON THE ARPA NETWORK. INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT ARE DATA ONLY ON SERVER TELNETS AT THE VARIOUS SITES. ONE WOULD HOPE THAT ANY SITE WITH AN OPERATIONAL NEW-PROTOCOL SERVER TELNET WOULD ALSO BOAST A NEW-PROTOCOL USER TELNET; WE CAN CERTAINLY ASSUME THIS FOR TENEX SITES AT WHICH TENEX 1.32 IS OPERATING. HOWEVER, NO FURTHER CLAIMS ARE MADE FOR THE SERVER DATA CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT. I AM SORRY TO REPORT THAT AT THIS LATE DATE, A MONTH AFTER THE RELEASE OF TENEX 1.32, LESS THAN ONE-THIRD OF THE SERVER SITES HAVE ANY NEW- PROTOCOL SERVER OPERATING, ACCORDING TO MY SURVEYS*, AND ONLY HALF OF THOSE ARE USING CORRECTLY THE LOGGER SOCKET CONVENTIONS, AS I UNDERSTAND THEM. AT THE END OF THIS REPORT IS A COMPLETE TABULATION COMPILED FROM MY SURVEYS; THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY: TOTAL SERVER HOSTS 32 100% STATUS UNKNOWN (1) 3 9% NO NEW-PROT SERVER 19 59% TOTAL NEW-PROT IMPLEM. 10 31% NEW-PROT ON SOCKET 27, OLD ON SOCKET 1 (2) 5 16% NEW-PROT ON 1 AND 27 (3) 4 13% NEW-PROT ON 1 ONLY (3) 1 3% NOTES: * ALL DATA IN THIS REPORT WERE GATHERED VIA A SURVEYING PROGRAM RUN AT VARIOUS TIMES, PLUS A FEW MANUAL CHECKS TO FILL OUT THE DATA. WHAT IS REPORTED HERE IS THE WAY THE VARIOUS SERVERS WORK AS SEEN BY THE NEW-PROTOCOL USER TELNET AT BBNA, AS OF 15 AUG. 1974. THERE MAY BE DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN THESE RESULTS AND THOSE FROM SURVEYS MADE AT OTHER SITES. (1) NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS TO CONNECT TO THESE SITES ALL FAILED DUE TO THE SITES' BEING DOWN TO THE NETWORK. (2) THESE ARE THE SITES WHOSE OPERATION IS 100% CORRECT ACCORDING TO ALL PROTOCOLS AND CONVENTIONS, AS I UNDERSTAND THEM. (3) WE REALIZE THAT SOME OF THE SERVERS THAT APPEAR HERE AS NEW- PROTOCOL SERVERS ON SOCKET 1 ARE ACTUALLY SERVERS WHICH ATTEMPT TO COMMUNICATE WITH BOTH OLD- AND NEW-PROTOCOL USER TELNETS ACCORDING TO WHAT CONTROL SEQUENCES ARE RECEIVED.
TABULATION OF SERVER STATUS FOR ALL SERVER SITES: HOST HOST SOCKET SOCKET NEW-PROT. OPTIONS NO. NAME 1 27 IMPLEMENTATED (IF ANY) 1 UCLA-NMC ? ? 101 UCLA-CCN OLD X 201 UCLA-CCBC OLD X 2 SRI-ARC OLD X 102 SRI-AI OLD X 3 UCSB-MOD75 OLD X 4 UTAH-10 OLD X 105 BBN-TENEX OLD NEW I1,3,6; 03 205 BBN-TENEXB OLD NEW I1,3,6; 03 305 BBN-TENEXA OLD NEW I1,3,6; 03 106 MIT-DMS NEW NEW I1,3; 03 206 MIT-AI OLD X 306 MIT-ML OLD X 10 SDC-LAB ? ? 11 HARV-10 NEW X I1,3; 03 12 LL-67 OLD X 112 LL-TX-2 OLD X 13 SU-AI NEW* NEW* I1,3 15 CASE-10 OLD X 16 CMU-10B NEW NEW I1,3; 03 116 CMU-10A NEW NEW I1,3; 03 17 I4-TENEX OLD X 117 I4-TENEXA ? ? 20 AMES-67 OLD OLD(1) 126 USC-ISI OLD X 27 USC-44 OLD X 32 SDAC OLD X 37 CCA-TENEX OLD X 40 PARC-MAXC OLD NEW I1,3,6; 03 43 UCSD-CC OLD NEW IO(1),3; 00,3 53 OFFICE-1 OLD X 54 MIT-MULTICS NEW NEW NONE KEY: X NO SEVER AT THIS SOCKET ? STATUS UNKNOWN I# OPTION # IMPLEMENTED INCOMING TO USER (SERVER SAYS "WILL #") O# OPTION # IMPLEMENTED OUTGOING FROM USER (SERVER SAYS "DO #") (# IS OPTION NUMBER IN NEW PROTOCOL. ALL OPTIONS IMPLEMENTED BY ANYONE ARE: 0 TRANSMIT-BINARY 1 ECHO 3 SUPRESS-GO-AHEAD 6 TIMING MARK ) NOTE: * THERE APPEARS TO BE A MINOR BUG IN SU-AI'S SERVER: IT SEEMS TO SEND AN IMPROPER RESPONSE TO A REQUEST FOR OPTION O. SUBMITTED 20 AUGUST 1974 BY D. W. DODDS

   

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