Network Working Group Michael D. Kudlick
RFC # 464 SRI-ARC
NIC # 14738 February 27, 1973
Resource Notebook Framework
The purpose of this RFC is to present a framework for coordinating all
the surveys and data gathering efforts concerned with "resource
notebook" type of information.
We have obtained agreement from ARPA with the framework, which is
The scheme is designed with two purposes:
a) to avoid a proliferation of data gathering efforts, which
would overwhelm the sites and persons supplying the much-needed
b) to give the responsibility to the NIC for coordinating the
tasks associated with the resource notebook.
Two companion documents, NIC 14514 and NIC 14515 provide supplementary
information to this RFC.
NIC 14514 describes the history of the Resource Notebook from 1971
to the present.
NIC 14515 contains the questionnaire that the NIC is currently
sending to server sites for data on Network Resources.
A recent RFC by John Iseli and Dave Crocker (NWG/RFC #462, NIC 14434)
also addresses the same problem area.
The proposed framework for data collection suggested by John and
Dave is different from the framework outlined in this RFC.
The Network Information Center will coordinate the task of collecting,
verifying, and disseminating information of a "resource notebook"
a) Collecting and verifying the data.