by Darius Kazemi, November 21 2019
An RJS client at Utah
RFC-325 is titled “Network Remote Job Entry Program – NETRJS”. It's authored by first-time RFC author Gregory Hicks of the University of Utah and dated April 6, 1972.
The technical content
The UTAH site was running computations that significantly reduced performance for local users while they were running, so they decided to take advantage of the UCLA Remote Job Service and send them all the computing tasks, freeing up resources for their local users. This RFC describes NETRJS, their own client for connecting to RJS at UCLA.
NETRJS is a modification of a TELNET client written by Ray Tomlinson.
This RFC includes a sample user session transcript—I always recommend reading those if you're a programmer as it's helpful to get a sense of what actually interacting with the software is like.
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