Re: Newly revised standards-track RFC (IAC/EOR)

Eddie Renoux <elr0262@newsit2.mcdata.com> Thu, 07 April 1994 17:24 UTC

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Date: Thu, 7 Apr 1994 10:23:24 -0600
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From: Eddie Renoux <elr0262@newsit2.mcdata.com>
Subject: Re: Newly revised standards-track RFC (IAC/EOR)
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In-Reply-To: <9404071611.AA08944@newsit2.mcdata.com> from "fab@FAB.MD.INTERLINK.COM" at Apr 7, 94 11:14:11 am
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>
> >
> > >    The presence of Telnet commands within a TN3270E data message
> > >    (i.e., between the header and the trailing IAC EOR) is not
> > >    recommended;...
> >
> > It might be easier to implement responding to Telnet commands that
> > appear in the middle of a 3270 data block as if they occurred before
> > the block, rather than after.  If the block is being buffered up until
> > it is complete, then the Telnet commands could be processed while the
> > block is being received.  I think it should be the receiver's option to
> > process them as if they occurred before or after.  We probably should
> > also say that it is OK to deny requests in the middle of a block that
> > would be accepted between blocks.
> >
>
> Roger,
>         Have you also reviewed my suggestion to implement the commands
> AFTER the EOR is found?  I think this is safer.
>
> Fred
>
I think it is better to do it after the EOR because there might be more
TN3270 data than could possibly be buffered up.  It is presumed that the
TELNET options could more easily be saved until the EOR is rec'd.
Eddie Renoux   elr@mcdata.com