ERIC Number: ED094744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
User Procedures Standardization for Network Access. NBS Technical Note 799.
Neumann, A. J.
User access procedures to information systems have become of crucial importance with the advent of computer networks, which have opened new types of resources to a broad spectrum of users. This report surveys user access protocols of six representative systems: BASIC, GE MK II, INFONET, MEDLINE, NIC/ARPANET and SPIRES. Functional access requirements are outlined, and implementation of access procedures is analyzed by means of a common methodology. Qualitative assessment of standardization possibilities identifies standardization candidates such as: (1) system and user signals, (2) on-line user entries, (3) system requests, and (4) network wide categories of message content. (Author/WCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Bureau of Standards (DOC), Washington, DC. Inst. for Computer Sciences and Technology.