Protocol Action: Old TELNET options to Historic

The IESG <> Tue, 18 August 1998 11:19 UTC

Subject: Protocol Action: Old TELNET options to Historic
From: The IESG <>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 07:19:25 -0400
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The IESG has reclasssified the following RFCs as Historic:

RFC0652 Telnet output carriage-return disposition option
RFC0653 Telnet output horizontal tabstops option
RFC0654 Telnet output horizontal tab disposition option
RFC0655 Telnet output formfeed disposition option
RFC0656 Telnet output vertical tabstops option
RFC0657 Telnet output vertical tab disposition option
RFC0658 Telnet output linefeed disposition

These RFCs were published in October, 1974.

Technical Summary

 These are obscure telnet options, and the oldest RFCs that are
 still at Proposed Standard without having been updated.

 The functionality they describe might once have been useful, but
 is now generally provided by ANSI (or similar) terminal escape

Working Group Summary

 There is not currently an IETF working group for vanilla telnet;
 however, the list was consulted about this
 action.  There were no objections to moving these documents to Historic.

Protocol Quality

 Keith Moore and Harald Alvestrand reviewed the spec for IESG.
 No implementations were found.