Protocol document order information
RFC 980

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

                  Protocol Document Order Information

STATUS OF THIS MEMO

   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.

DOD INTERNET PROTOCOL DOCUMENTS:

   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
                1-800-235-3155

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RFC 980                                                       March 1986
Protocol Document Order Information

   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
      network.

      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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RFC 980                                                       March 1986
Protocol Document Order Information

      Order From:

         SRI International (SRI-NIC)
         DDN Network Information Center
         Room EJ291
         333 Ravenswood Avenue
         Menlo Park, CA 94025
         Phone: 1-415-859-3695
                1-800-235-3155

   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
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