Network Working Group M. A. Padlipsky
Request for Comments #411 MIT-MULTICS
NIC 124D3 November 14, 1972
NEW MULTICS NETWORK SOFTWARE FEATURES
Two recently-installed features of the Multics Network software
might be of general interest to the Network community, and should
be of particular interest to those who use Multics via TIP's:
In order to allow Network users at upper-case-only terminals on
systems which do not furnish case-mapping to access Multics,
typing "MAP" (upper-case, followed by Telnet New-line)
immediately after receipt of the Multics load message actuates
Multics software which applies the following typing conventions:1
) as most Multics input is lower-case, alphabetic input is
mapped to lower-case, except for any letter immediately
preceded by "
2) back (left) arrow is treated as underscore, up arrow as
circumflex, apostrophe as acute (right) accent
3) escape sequences exist for the following:
backspace = -
grave (left) accent = '
left brace =
vertical line =
right brace = )
tilde = =
4) the sequence "\" is treated as "
octal escape, it is only necessary to type a "
The case-mapping software is also actuated if "HELP" (upper-case)
is typed prior to login in response to the system's "login
incorrect" message, in which case the normal information (which
would appear in response to lower-case "help" as well) on login
format will be printed out. (Note: the escape sequences are the
same as existing Multics conventions for direct-dialled Model
33/35 TTY's. On these particular devices, "
indicated on the key-caps: it is input as SHIFT-L.)