RFC 295 (rfc295) - Page 3 of 4
Report of the Protocol Workshop, 12 October 1971
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NWG/RFC #295 JBP 2-JAN-72 15:35 8355 Protocol Workshop Report Telnet Protocol The Telnet committee has been reactivated to consider the following problems: Clarification of the terminology half duplex, full duplex, character mode, line mode, ASCII, and echoing. Clarification of the end of line convention. Especially to answer the question "Should there be a special end-of-line character?" Clarification of the conditions for leaving Hide-your-input mode. Clarification of the operation of Break and Synch. Specification of a server-to-user Synch. Clarification of the definition of the Network Virtual Terminal. Preparation of a new document defining the Telnet protocol with the above improvements. The protocol workshop did agree that: It is the servers option for disconnection to imply logout or not. It is the servers option for logout to imply disconnection or not. Extra characters used locally to fill the time for format effectors to take effect should not be sent over the network Synch means to examine the data stream from the current point to a data mark (x'80'). If any break type characters (e.g. etx, sub, Break) are found they are to have their normal effect. Upper and lower case are to be available to all Telnet users. Data and File Transfer Protocol The Data and File Transfer Committee will report separately.