November, 1974, survey of New-Protocol Telnet servers
RFC 669

Document Type RFC - Unknown (December 1974; No errata)
Updated by RFC 679
Updates RFC 702
Last updated 2013-03-02
Stream Legacy
Formats plain text html pdf htmlized bibtex
Stream Legacy state (None)
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state RFC 669 (Unknown)
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)
Network Working Group                                         D.W. Dodds
Request for Comments: 669                                     BBN-TENEXA
NIC: 31435                                              December 4, 1974

         November, 1974, Survey of New-Protocol TELNET Servers

   Two months have elapsed since our last survey, and the appearance of
   additional New-Protocol servers has progressed at the usual snail's
   pace.  The changes in this list are (with host numbers in octal):

   SRI-AI (102) now has a New-Protocol server;
   SDC-LAB (10) is back on the net and the list;
   SDC-CC (110) is coming on the net but status is as yet unknown;
   USC-ISI (126) and USC-ISIB (226) (formerly ISI-DEVTENEX) now have
   New-Protocol servers;
   SDAC-44 (32) has been removed -- no longer classed as a server host;
   HAWAII-500 (344) is coming on the net, status presently unknown;
   LONDON (52) has been added;
   BBN-TENEXD is now host 162 (formerly 205).

   What follows is an update of the summary and tabulation that appeared
   in RFC #702.*  Is there light at the end of the tunnel?

         total server hosts             37      100%
         no New-Prot server             19       51%
         unknown status (new host)       2        6%
         total New-Prot implem.         16       43%
             New-Prot on socket 27,
                 Old on socket 1 (2)     9       24%
             New-Prot on 1 and 27 (3)    6       16%
             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 4 Dec. 1974.

   (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.

Dodds                                                           [Page 1]
RFC 669          Survey of New-Protocol TELNET Servers     December 1974

               Tabulation of server status for all server sites:

Host     Host          Socket  Socket   New-Prot, Options
 No.     Name            1       27     Implementation (if any)

101     UCLA-CCN        Old     X
201     UCLA-CCBS       Old     X
  2     SRI-ARC         Old     X
102     SRI-AI          Old     New      I1,3,6; O3
  3     UCSB-MOD75      Old     X
  4     UTAH-10         Old     X
105     BBN-TENEX       Old     New      I1,3,6; O3
305     BBN-TENEXA      Old     New      I1,3,6; O3
106     MIT-DMS         New     New      I1,3; O3
206     MIT-AI          Old     X
306     MIT-ML          Old     X
  7     RAND-RCC        Old     X
 10     SDC-LAB         Old     X
110     SDC-CC          ?       ?
 11     HARV-10         New     X        I1,3; O3
 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; O3
116     CMU-10A         New     New      I1,3; O3
 17     I4-TENEX        Old     X
217     KI4B-TENEX      Old     X
 20     AMES-67         New     New      None
126     USC-ISI         Old     New      I1,3,6; O3
226     USC-ISIB        Old     New      I1,3,6; O3
 27     USC-44          Old     X
327     USC-ECL         Old     X
 37     CCA-TENEX       Old     X
 40     PARC-MAXC       Old     New      I1,3,6; O3
 43     UCSD-CC         Old     New      I0(!),3; O0,3
344     HAWAII-500      ?       ?
 52     LONDON          Old*    X
 53     OFFICE-1        Old     X
 54     MIT-MULTICS     New     New      None
 61     BBN-TENEXB      Old     New      I1,3,6; O3
162     BBN-TENEXD      Old     New      I1,3,6; O3

Dodds                                                           [Page 2]
RFC 669          Survey of New-Protocol TELNET Servers     December 1974

Key:    X  No server at this socket
        ?  Status not ascertained -- unable to connect to host
        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    Suppress-Go-Ahead
                6    Timing-Mark )

   Note: * These servers return improper responses to some TELNET option
   requests.

         [ This RFC was put into machine readable form for entry ]
         [ into the online RFC archives by Alex McKenzie with    ]
         [ support from GTE, formerly BBN Corp.           2/2000 ]
Show full document text