Network Working Group 14 January 1972
Request for Comments 291 D. B. McKay, IBM
NIC 8301 (Area Code 914)- 945-1159
Categories: A.2, D.4, D.7
Data Management Meeting Announcement
Mitre will host a Network Data Management Meeting, February 23, 24
. As a follow-on from past meetings, the meeting is being held to
accomplish two objectives. As a result of the first data management
meeting in Aug- ust, the general consensus was a need to learn about
applications of net- work data facilities, and how networks will
better help users achieve their objectives. There are several people
that have expressed an inter- est in discussing applications. The
attached schedule is a list of people who have agreed to talk. If
anyone knows of other people interested in discussing applications,
please have them contact me.
Secondly, the meeting will discuss and try to arrive at a
specifica- tion for a network data management protocol. It was
decided that the best way to come up with a design would be to discuss
a tentative written proposal or proposals. I will try and have copies
of a written proposal available to meeting attendees before the
meeting date. I would like to encourage anyone else interested in
submitting a 3rd level protocol for sharing network data to do so.
The protocol design would hopefully achieve the objectives of a
data facility described in stage 2 of RFC-146
Since the facilities are limited and the second half of the
meeting is to be a working session, it will be necessary to limit the
attendance. First priority will be the people or representatives from
groups that have participated in the past two meetings. I will inform
any other people who contact me of any openings.
All reservations should be made by contacting Mrs. Madeline
Cornell at Mitre, Telephone (Area Code 703) 893-3500 Extension 2395 as
soon as possible.
D. B. McKay