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Network Working Group                                         P. Hoffman
Internet-Draft                                            VPN Consortium
Expires: March 19, 2005                               September 18, 2004


                         The telnet URI Scheme
                    draft-hoffman-telnet-uri-01.txt

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Abstract

   This document specifies the telnet Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)
   scheme that was originally specified in RFC 1738.  The purpose of
   this document is to allow RFC 1738 to be moved to historic while
   keeping the information about the scheme on standards track.

1.  Introduction

   URIs are were previously defined in RFC 2396 [RFC2396], which was
   updated by draft-fielding-uri-rfc2396bis [2396bis].  Those documents
   also specify how to define schemes for URIs.



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   The first definition for many URI schemes appeared in RFC 1738
   [RFC1738].  Because that document has been moved to Historic status,
   this document copies the telnet URI scheme from it to allow that
   material to remain on standards track.

2.  Scheme Definition

   The Telnet URL scheme is used to designate interactive services that
   may be accessed by the Telnet protocol.

   A telnet URL takes the form:

   telnet://<user>:<password>@<host>:<port>/

   The final "/" character may be omitted.  If :<port> is omitted, the
   port defaults to 23.  The :<password> can be omitted, as well as the
   whole <user>:<password> part.

   This URL does not designate a data object, but rather an interactive
   service.  Remote interactive services vary widely in the means by
   which they allow remote logins; in practice, the <user> and
   <password> supplied are advisory only: clients accessing a telnet URL
   merely advise the user of the suggested username and password.

3.  Security Considerations

   There are many security considerations for URI schemes discussed in
   draft-fielding-uri-rfc2396bis [2396bis].

4  Informative References

   [RFC1738]  Berners-Lee, T., Masinter, L. and M. McCahill, "Uniform
              Resource Locators (URL)", RFC 1738, December 1994.

   [RFC2396]  Berners-Lee, T., Fielding, R. and L. Masinter, "Uniform
              Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax", RFC 2396,
              August 1998.

   [2396bis]  Berners-Lee, T., Fielding, R. and L. Masinter, "Uniform
              Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax", work in
              progress, draft-fielding-uri-rfc2396bis-nn.txt.










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Author's Address

   Paul Hoffman
   VPN Consortium
   127 Segre Place
   Santa Cruz, CA  95060
   US

   EMail: paul.hoffman@vpnc.org










































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