[e2e] NETBLT FAQ or guide

Lixia Zhang lixia at CS.UCLA.EDU
Thu Jul 10 07:18:10 PDT 2003

> Hi,
> Having posed the question:
> In comp.protocols.tcp-ip you write:
>> Does anyone know of a good FAQ relating to NETBLT or any other useful
>> NETBLT related resources?
> Craig Partridge suggested:
> Drop a note to end2end-interest at postel.org (the End2End Interest
> list).
> Many of NETBLT's designers/implementer are on the list.

I was one of the designers; Mark Lambert did the first implementation (he's
not on this list). 
Bob (Braden) did an implementation (on Sun3 as I recall?).

If there is any question I can help, just email me.

> I'm currently investigating the interactive exploitation of JPEG-2000
> compressed imagery over narrow band tactical radio links, i.e. semi-duplex,
> 16kbps, using the JPIP protocol.  I've got my eye on the TACO2 protocol,
> (MIL-STD-2045-44500) which uses NETBLT.
> I've been quite frustrated in my efforts to find any implementation
> guidance, FAQs etc regarding NETBLT,

Sorry for the lack of such doc.
Look, it's just a research toy, for proof of concept. It's not an internet
protocol per se, not even experimental.

> and find that there are certain
> ambiguities inherent in RFC998.
> Can anyone provide me with a FAQ, guide or other supporting documentation.
> I've looked at RFC 1986 (ETFTP).
> Alternatively, if anyone is willing to correspond regarding specific
> questions, that would also be of help.
> Regards
> Darren Long
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