by Darius Kazemi, October 28 2019
IMP Goes Down
RFC-301 is titled “BBN IMP (#5) and NCC Schedule March 4, 1971”. It's authored by Ralph Alter of BBN and dated February 11, 1972.
The technical content
IMP 5 is going “
off the air” on the morning of March 4, 1972 for maintenance. The Network Control Center's live support people will be available by telephone during the maintenance window, which will last until the early afternoon. They are doing maintenance on a Saturday to minimize impact on the network.
BBN is also letting the Network Working Group know that after this maintenance, there will be a new Host connected a the Network Control Center at BBN, but it won't be a server available for others on the network to log in to.
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