RFC 980

Network Working Group                                 Ole Jacobsen (SRI)
Request for Comments: 980                               Jon Postel (ISI)
                                                              March 1986

                  Protocol Document Order Information


   This RFC indicates how to obtain various protocol documents used in
   the DARPA research community.  Included is an overview of the new
   1985 DDN Protocol Handbook and available sources for obtaining
   related documents (such as, DoD, ISO, and CCITT).  Distribution of
   this memo is unlimited.


   How to get the Requests for Comments (RFCs):

      RFCs are the working memos of the DARPA research community.  The
      subjects may include protocol specifications, interface
      definitions, program descriptions, policy statements, trouble
      reports, algorithms, announcements, and humor.  These may range
      from wild ideas and crazy suggestions, to firm specifications.

      The normal method for distribution of RFCs is for interested
      parties to copy the documents from the DDN Network Information
      Center's (NIC) online library using FTP.  Public access files may
      be copied from the RFC directory on the SRI-NIC.ARPA host computer
      via FTP with username ANONYMOUS and password GUEST.  The pathname
      of RFC nnn is RFC:RFCnnn.TXT.

      Requests for special distribution should be addressed to either
      the author of the RFC in question or to NIC@SRI-NIC.ARPA.  Unless
      specifically noted otherwise on the RFC itself, all RFCs are for
      unlimited distribution.

      For hardcopy distribution from the NIC there is a charge of $5 for
      each RFC that is less than 100 pages, and $10 for each RFC that is
      100 pages or more to cover the cost of postage and handling
      (check, money order, or purchase order accepted).

      Order From:

         SRI International (SRI-NIC)
         DDN Network Information Center
         Room EJ291
         333 Ravenswood Avenue
         Menlo Park, CA 94025
         Phone: 1-415-859-3695

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   How to get the Protocol Handbook - 1985:

      It has been about 5 years since the release of the Internet
      Protocol Transition Workbook (IPTW) and the related documents
      which were issued as a document set for implementors of TCP/IP and
      related application protocols.  These were issued to assist the
      NCP-to-TCP transition which took place in early 1983.  Since that
      time the network has undergone many changes, the most noteable
      being the creation of the Defense Data Network (DDN) and the
      ARPANET/MILNET split, leaving the ARPANET as a research and
      development network, and MILNET as an operational military

      An updated and much expanded version of the IPTW is needed to
      reflect these changes, and the 1985 DDN Protocol Handbook is a
      response to this need.  The cost is $110 domestic, and $130
      foreign, including 4th class postage (check, money order, or
      purchase order accepted).

      The 1985 DDN Protocol Handbook is divided into three volumes:

         1.  The first volume includes Military Standard (MIL STD)
         protocols as well as administrative guidelines pertaining to
         the MILNET portion of the DDN.

         2.  The second volume includes the DARPA Internet protocols as
         well as administrative guidelines pertaining to the ARPANET
         portion of the DDN.  Most of these protocols have also been
         issued as RFCs.

         3.  The third volume contains several background articles,
         implementation guidelines, and additional protocol
         specifications.  This volume is relevant to both portions of
         the network, and should be used in conjunction with the other
         two volumes.

         The Table of Contents of the three volumes is given in
         Appendix A.

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      Order From:

         SRI International (SRI-NIC)
         DDN Network Information Center
         Room EJ291
         333 Ravenswood Avenue
         Menlo Park, CA 94025
         Phone: 1-415-859-3695

   How to get the Old Protocol Workbook - 1982:

      The 1982 edition of the Protocol Handbook is a five volume set.
      These documents were distributed in hardcopy by the NIC, but are
      now out of print.  Many of the protocols are also RFCs which are
      available online or in hardcopy from the NIC.  The complete
      documents may be obtained from the National Technical Information
      Service (NTIS), or the Defense Technical Information Service
      (DTIC).  The documents and their NTIS order numbers are:

         Internet Protocol Transition Workbook (IPTW)          ADA153607
         Internet Protocol Implementation Guide (IPIG)         ADA153624
         Internet Mail Protocol                                ADA153625
         Internet Telnet Protocol and Options              not deposited
         Miscellaneous Protocol                            not deposited

      Order From:

         National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
         5285 Port Royal Road
         Springfield, VA  22161
         Phone: 1-703-487-4650 (order desk)


         Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
         Cameron Station, Bldg. 5
         Alexandria, VA  22314
         Phone: 1-703-274-7633

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   How to get the MIL STD Internet Protocol Documents:

      Several of the Internet protocol documents have been issued as
      military standards (MIL-STDs).  The MIL-STDs listed below are the
      official DoD versions of these commmunication protocols and should
      be consulted for any implementations.  These documents are
      available from the Naval Publications and Forms Center.  Requests
      can be initiated by telephone, telegraph, or mail; however, it is
      preferred that private industry use form DD1425, if possible.
      These five documents are included in the 1985 DDN Protocol

         Internet Protocol (IP)                             MIL-STD-1777
         Transmission Control Protocol (TCP)                MIL-STD-1778
         File Transfer Protocol (FTP)                       MIL-STD-1780
         Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)               MIL-STD-1781
         Telnet Protocol and Options (TELNET)               MIL-STD-1782

      Order From:

         Naval Publications and Forms Center, Code 3015
         5801 Tabor Ave
         Philadelphia, PA 19120
         Phone: 1-215-697-3321 (order tape)
                1-215-697-4834 (conversation)

      There may also be brokers in your area that will handle orders for
      MIL-STDs.  One such vendor for MIL-STD documents is Global

   Relationship between the RFC versions and the MIL STD versions:

      The ARPA community specifications for IP (RFC-791) and TCP
      (RFC-793) and the DoD specifications above are intended to
      describe exactly the same protocols.  Any difference in the
      protocols specified by these sets of documents should be reported
      to DCA and to DARPA.  The RFCs and the MIL-STDs for IP and TCP
      differ in style and level of detail.  It is strongly advised that
      the two sets of documents be used together.  The ARPA and the DoD
      specifications for the FTP, SMTP, and Telnet protocols are
      essentially the same documents (RFCs 765, 821, 854).  Note that
      the current ARPA specification for FTP is RFC-959.  The MIL-STD
      versions have been edited slightly.  Implementers should also
      check the "Official Protocols" memo for comments on protocol
      status or pending changes (RFC-961).  DDN implementators should

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      watch for DDN Management Bulletins (available from the NIC) which
      may announce policy changes with respect to the status of
      protocols on the DDN.


   ISO Protocol Documents:

      Approved ISO standards, and ISO draft standards at either the DP
      or DIS level, are available from the American National Standards
      Institute (ANSI) in New York.

      Order From:

         American National Standards Institute
         1430 Broadway
         New York, NY  10018
         Phone: 1-212-642-4900

      There may also be brokers in your area that will handle orders for
      ISO documents.  One such vendor of ISO documents is OMNICOM.

   CCITT Protocol Documents:

      The approved CCITT Recommendations are published by the
      International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Geneva.

      Order From:

         United Nations Bookstore
         Room GA 32B
         New York, NY  10017

         Most of the Red book (1984) is available, including all but one
         of the X series.  The useful volumes are:

         VIII.1  V Series                $43.20
         VIII.2  X.1 - X.15                8.60
         VIII.3  X.20 - X.32              44.30
         VIII.4  X.40 - X.181             46.40
         VIII.5  X.200 - X.250            50.80
         VIII.6  X.300 - X.353            10.80
         VIII.7  X.400 - X.430            not available yet

         No shipping charge for over 5 books via UPS.  First Class $1.00
         per book.  Check with order only.

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         All the ISO protocols are in the X.200 to X.430 area.

      There may also be brokers in your area that will handle orders for
      ISO documents.  One such vendor of CCITT documents is OMNICOM.

   NRC Report

      The National Research Council's Report to the Department of
      Defense and the National Bureau of Standards entitled "Transport
      Protocols for Department of Defense Data Networks".

         This was originally published by the National Academy Press,
         February 1985.  The Executive Summary is RFC-939.  The complete
         report is RFC-942.


   We list here some document brokers as a convenience.  There may be
   other brokers that should be listed, if so please let us know and
   they will be listed in future editions.

      Global Engineering:

         Global Engineering Documents
         2625 Hickory Street
         Santa Ana, CA  92707
         Phone: 1-800-854-7179


         OMNICOM, Inc.
         501 Church Street, NE
         Suite 206
         Vienna, VA  22180
         Phone: 1-703-281-1135

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                               APPENDIX A


                               VOLUME ONE




   2.1   Purpose of the DDN Protocol Handbook
   2.2   What the Handbook Contains
   2.3   Role of DCA in Protocol Standardization
   2.4   Protocol Review and Acceptance in the DoD
   2.5   Position of DoD on Use of National and
         International Standards


   3.1   Brief History of the DDN
   3.2   DoD Architectural Model


   4.1   The DDN Program Management Office (DDN PMO)
   4.2   The DDN Configuration Management
   4.2.1 The DDN Configuration Control Group (CCG)
   4.2.2 Blacker Front End Interface Control Document
   4.2.3 OSD Directives
   4.3   Protocol Testing and Validation (IVV&T)
   4.4   Announcement Procedures
   4.4.1 Requests for Comments (RFCs)
   4.4.2 DCA Circulars
   4.4.3 DDN Management Bulletins and Newsletters
   4.4.4 The TACNEWS Service


   5.1   Military Standards
   5.2   The DDN Protocol Handbook
   5.3   Requests for Comments (RFCs)
   5.4   DDN Management Bulletins
   5.5   NIC Services
   5.6   Other Information Sources

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   6.1   Internet Protocol                          (IP)    MIL-STD 1777
   6.2   Transmission Control Protocol              (TCP)   MIL-STD 1778
   6.3   File Transfer Protocol                     (FTP)   MIL-STD 1780
   6.4   Simple Mail Transfer Protocol              (SMTP)  MIL-STD 1781
   6.5   Telnet Protocol and Options                        MIL-STD 1782
   6.6   X.25 (Levels 1-3)
         (Undergoing Review Process)
   6.7   Host Front End Protocol                                [RFC929]
         (Undergoing Review Process)
   6.8   Internet Control Message Protocol                        (ICMP)
         (Undergoing Review Process)


                               VOLUME TWO




   2.1       A Brief History of the ARPANET
   2.2       Management of the ARPANET
   2.2.1     DARPA/IPTO
   2.3       The Catenet Model for Internetworking              [IEN 48]
   2.4       The DARPA Internet Protocol Suite               [RS-85-153]


   3.1       Request for Comments (RFCs)
   3.2       Special Interest Group Discussions
   3.3       The Internet Advisory Board


   4.1       Military Standards
   4.2       The DDN Protocol Handbook
   4.3       Requests for Comments (RFCs)
   4.4       DDN Management Bulletins and Newsletters
   4.5       NIC Services
   4.6       Other Protocol Information Sources

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   5.1       Summary of All Current Official Protocols         [RFC 961]


   6.1       Internet Protocol                            (IP) [RFC 791]
   6.2       Internet Control Message Protocol          (ICMP) [RFC 792]


   7.1       Major Host Protocols
   7.1.1     User Datagram Protocol                      (UDP) [RFC 768]
   7.1.2     Transmission Control Protocol               (TCP) [RFC 793]
   7.2       Minor Host Protocols
   7.2.1     Host Monitoring Protocol                    (HMP) [RFC 869]
   7.2.2     Cross Net Debugger                         (XNET) [IEN 158]
   7.2.3     Multiplexing Protocol                        (MUX) [IEN 90]
   7.2.4     Stream Protocol                              (ST) [IEN 119]
   7.2.5     Network Voice Protocol                   (NVP-II) [RFC 741]
   7.2.6     Reliable Data Protocol                      (RDP) [RFC 908]
   7.3       Gateway Protocols
   7.3.1     "Stub" Exterior Gateway Protocol            (EGP) [RFC 904]
   7.3.2     Gateway-Gateway Protocol                    (GGP) [RFC 823]


   8.1.1     Telnet Protocol                          (TELNET) [RFC 854]

   8.1.2     Telnet Options                         (TLNT-OPS) [RFC 855]   Binary Transmission                               [RFC 856]   Echo                                              [RFC 857]   Reconnection                                    [NIC 15391]   Suppress Go Ahead                                 [RFC 858]   Approx Message Size Negotiation                 [NIC 15393]   Status                                            [RFC 859]   Timing Mark                                       [RFC 860]   Remote Controlled Trans and Echo                  [RFC 726]   Output Line Width                               [NIC 20196]   Output Page Size                                [NIC 20197]  Output Carriage-Return Disposition                [RFC 652]  Output Horizontal Tabstops                        [RFC 653]  Output Horizontal Tab Disposition                 [RFC 654]  Output Formfeed Disposition                       [RFC 655]  Output Vertical Tabstops                          [RFC 656]  Output Vertical Tab Disposition                   [RFC 657]

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Protocol Document Order Information  Output Linefeed Disposition                       [RFC 658]  Extended ASCII                                    [RFC 698]  Logout                                            [RFC 727]  Byte Macro                                        [RFC 735]  Data Entry Terminal                               [RFC 732]  SUPDUP                                            [RFC 736]  SUPDUP Output                                     [RFC 749]  Send Location                                     [RFC 779]  Terminal Type                                     [RFC 930]  End of Record                                     [RFC 885]  TACACS User Identification                        [RFC 927]  Output Marking                                    [RFC 933]  Extended-Options-List                             [RFC 861]

   8.1.3     File Transfer Protocol                      (FTP) [RFC 959]
   8.1.4     Simple Mail Transfer Protocol              (SMTP) [RFC 821]
   8.1.5     Domain Name Protocol                     (DOMAIN) [RFC 883]
   8.1.6     HOSTNAME Protocol                      (HOSTNAME) [RFC 953]

   8.2       Minor Applications (Implemented by many hosts)
   8.2.1     Trivial File Transfer Protocol             (TFTP) [IEN 133]
   8.2.2     Simple File Transfer Protocol              (SFTP) [RFC 913]
   8.2.3     Echo Protocol                              (ECHO) [RFC 862]
   8.2.4     Discard Protocol                        (DISCARD) [RFC 863]
   8.2.5     Daytime Protocol                        (DAYTIME) [RFC 867]
   8.2.6     Time Server Protocol                       (TIME) [RFC 868]
   8.2.7     Character Generator Protocol            (CHARGEN) [RFC 864]
   8.2.8     Quote of the Day Protocol                 (QUOTE) [RFC 865]
   8.2.9     Active Users Protocol                     (USERS) [RFC 866]
   8.2.10    Finger Protocol                          (FINGER) [RFC 742]
   8.2.11    WHOIS Protocol                          (NICNAME) [RFC 954]
   8.2.12    Network Standard Text Editor              (NETED) [RFC 569]

   8.3       Miscellaneous Applications (Implemented by few hosts)
   8.3.1     Resource Location Protocol                  (RLP) [RFC 887]
   8.3.2     Remote Job Entry                            (RJE) [RFC 407]
   8.3.3     Remote Job Service                       (NETRJS) [RFC 740]
   8.3.4     Remote Telnet Service                   (RTELNET) [RFC 818]
   8.3.5     Graphics Protocol                      (GRAPHICS) [RFC 493]
   8.3.6     Authentication Service                     (AUTH) [RFC 931]
   8.3.7     DCNET Time Server Protocol                (CLOCK) [RFC 778]
   8.3.8     SUPDUP Protocol                          (SUPDUP) [RFC 734]

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                              VOLUME THREE




   2.1   Window and Acknowledgment Strategy in TCP             [RFC 813]
   2.2   Names, Addresses, Ports, and Routes                   [RFC 814]
   2.3   IP Datagram Reassembly Algorithms                     [RFC 815]
   2.4   Fault Isolation and Recovery                          [RFC 816]
   2.5   Modularity and Efficiency in Protocol Implementation  [RFC 817]
   2.6   A Protocol for Packet Network Intercommunication
   2.7   Issues in Packet Network Interconnection
   2.8   Protocols in a Computer Internetworking Environment
   2.9   Internetwork Protocol Approaches
   2.10  The ARPA Internet Protocol
   2.11  Internetworking for the Military Environment
   2.12  Connecting Different Types of Networks with Gateways


   3.1   Assigned Numbers                                      [RFC 960]
   3.2   Pre-emption                                           [RFC 794]
   3.3   Service Mappings                                      [RFC 795]
   3.4   Address Mappings                                      [RFC 796]
   3.5   DoD Internet Host Table Specification                 [RFC 952]
   3.6   Document Formats                                      [RFC 678]
   3.6.1 Instructions for Authors of RFCs
   3.7   Bitmap Formats                                        [RFC 797]
   3.8   Facsimile Formats                                     [RFC 769]
   3.9   Character Set Definition                                (ASCII)
   3.10  Interface Message Processor                          (BBN-1822)
   3.11  ARPANET 1822L Host Access Protocol                    [RFC 878]
   3.12  Internet Protocol on X.25 Networks                    [RFC 877]
   3.13  Internet Protocol
         on Distributed Computer Networks                      [RFC 891]
   3.14  Transmission of IP Datagrams
         over IEEE 802.3 Networks                              [RFC 948]
   3.15  Internet Protocol on Ethernet Networks                [RFC 894]
   3.16  Internet Protocol on Experimental Ethernets           [RFC 895]

   3.17  Address Resolution Protocol                     (ARP) [RFC 826]
   3.18  Reverse Address Resolution Protocol            (RARP) [RFC 903]
   3.19  Host Access Protocol                            (HAP) [RFC 907]
   3.20  Loader Debugger Protocol                        (LDP) [RFC 909]

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   3.21  CSNET Mailbox Name Server Protocol         (CSNET-NS) [CS-DN-2]
   3.22  Internet Name Server Protocol               (NAMSRVR) [IEN 116]
   3.23  Internet Message Protocol                       (MPM) [RFC 759]
   3.24  Post Office Protocol                            (POP) [RFC 937]

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