Data and File Transfer Workshop Announcement
RFC 309

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Network Working Group                               17 March 1972
Request For Comments # 309                          Abhay Bhushan
NIC # 9260                                                MIT-MAC

              DATA AND FILE TRANSFER WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT
              --------------------------------------------

        MIT will host a workshop on Data and File Transfer, Friday,
   April 14 and Saturday, April 15, 1972.  People have expressed an
   interest in revising the existing ARPANET Data and File Transfer
   Protocols (RFC # 264 and RFC # 265), to make them more suitable
   to fulfill the now better understood ARPANET requirements.

        The objective of this workshop is to arrive at a unified
   convention for ARPANET data and file transfer.  It is important
   that we adequately consider the needs of TIP users, DATACOMPUTER
   users, remote job entry users, and the major ARPANET service
   systems.

        In addition to the current members of the data and file
   transfer protocol committee, I have invited a number of
   interested parties to talk and participate in this workshop.  On
   the first day's agenda is a list of speakers who have agreed to
   discuss their respective interests in data and file transfer.  If
   your interests have not been represented and you would like to
   give a presentation or discuss a specific area, please contact me
   (617-864-6900 Ext. 1428).

        Participants are encouraged to have written position papers
   ready at the time of this meeting.  If possible, these papers
   should be distributed as NWG/RFCs or informal notes to workshop
   invitees, prior to the workshop.

        As this meeting is intended to be an intensive workshop,
   with the second half devoted to a detailed specification of
   protocol, it will be necessary to limit attendance.  The
   attendance to this meeting is by invitation only.  A list of
   invitees is attached.  If you have not been invited, and would
   like to attend the workshop, please contact me.

        Hotel reservations may be made at Random House, operated by
   MIT's Real Estate office ($5.00 to $7.00/night), by contacting
   either me or Sue Pitkin (617-864-6900 Ext. 1450)  before March
   31st.  If you would prefer other hotel accomodations instead, a
   convenient hotel is the Fenway motor Hotel (Tel. 617-492-4777).

        Please contact either me or Sue Pitkin if you intend to come.

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NWG/RFC # 309                                              Abhay Bhushan

                                 AGENDA
                                 ------

   FRIDAY April 14th, 1972
   -----------------------

        8th Floor Conference Room, MIT Project MAC,
        545 Technology Square, Cambridge, Mass.

                      Morning Session -- 9:00 a.m.
                      ----------------------------

   LIST OF SPEAKERS

        Steve Crocker -- ARPA
             Keynote Address and General Discussion

        Richard Winter -- CCA
             The DATACOMPUTER and ARPANET Protocols

        William Crowther -- BBN-NET
             Data and File Transfer to Terminal IMPs

        Robert T. Braden -- UCLA-CCN
             Remote Job Service on ARPANET -- A Server Viewpoint

        John Heafner -- RAND
             Remote Job Service on ARPANET -- A User Viewpoint

                                  (LUNCH)

                     Afternoon Session -- 1:30 p.m.
                     ------------------------------

        Ray Tomlinson -- BBN-TENEX
             The TENEX View and Experience With "CPYNET"

        Abhay Bhushan -- MIT-MAC
             Current Data and File Transfer Strategies and
             Some Measurement Results.

                                                                [Page 2]
NWG/RFC # 309                                              Abhay Bhushan

   GROUP DISCUSSION OF DATA TRANSFER PROTOCOL

        Discuss revision and specific changes to the existing data
   transfer protocol (RFC 264).  See tentative discussion items for
   DTP on page 4.  You are expected to have read RFC 264 and be
   familiar with it.

   GROUP DISCUSSION OF FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL

        Discuss revision and specific changes to the existing file
   transfer protocol (RFC 265).  See tentative list of discussion
   items on page 4.  You are expected to have read RFC 265 and be
   familiar with it.

                             AGENDA (Cont.)
                             --------------

   SATURDAY April 15,  1972
   ------------------------

        8th Floor Conference Room, MIT Project MAC,
        545 Technology Square, Cambridge, Mass.

                      Morning Session -- 9:00 a.m.
                      ----------------------------

   WORKING SESSION ON DATA AND FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOLS

        Objective is to come up with revised specifications for data
   and file transfer protocols that fulfill current (existing and
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