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Network Working Group                                         S. Crocker
Request for Comments: 27                                            UCLA
                                                           9 December 69



                        DOCUMENTATION CONVENTIONS




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.


CONTENT

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 inhibition.

FORM

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.

DISTRIBUTION

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.

ADDRESSES

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

        Kim Fry                         MITRE
        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
        UCSB
        Santa Barbara, Calif. 93106


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