RFC 212 (rfc212) - Page 1 of 2
NWG meeting on network usage
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Network Working Group NWG Steering Committee Request For Comments: 212 August 23, 1971 NIC 7192 Updates: 207 NWG Meeting On Network Usage M.I.T.'s Project MAC has agreed to host the next Network Working Group Meeting in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Due to several scheduling conflicts, the meeting dates indicated in RFC #207 have been moved ahead two weeks. Therefore, the meeting is scheduled to commence on Sunday, October 10 at 12 noon and is scheduled to adjourn on Thursday, October 14. Prior to the time, the NWG has been almost entirely concerned with issues of communications and protocol implementation. However, we are now in a transitional phase; implementation efforts have been substantially completed and usage of the Network has emerged as a primary concern. Consequently, the theme of this Network Working Group Meeting is Network usage. The meeting will provide an opportunity to 1) demonstrate current capabilities of host systems, 2) identify areas of application, 3) address issues concerning users and service centers, 4) provide updated information on status and recent developments. There will be three sequential phases to the meeting as indicated in RFC #207. The first phase, the system programmers workshop, will commence on Sunday, October 10 at 12 noon and continue through Monday, October 11. The second phase will begin on Tuesday, October 12 at 9:30 a.m. In addition to any workshops that may be organized the following activities are scheduled: a) A Protocol review - this session will be jointly chaired by John Postel (UCLA) and Alex McKenzie (BBN) and is open to concerned and knowledgeable persons. The session is intended to review current standard protocols. b) A course in NIC usage - this session will be a tutorial in the use of the NIC. The size of the group is limited by the number of available consoles. To register, contact Dick Watson at SRI, (415) 326-6200.