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The Alto-Dolphin-Dorado Briefing Blurb
Reference numbers in [square brackets] are for conventional, hardcopy documents. Reference numbers in {curly brackets} are for on-line document files. The notation used for on-line files is: [FileServer]<Directory>SubDirectory>FileName.Extension .
Each reference is followed by a brief description of what you can expect to find in the cited document.
If you can’t find some of the on-line files, they may have been archived. See the section on "Looking Under Rocks".
[2]Metcalfe, R. M. and Boggs, D. R. Ethernet: Distributed Packet Switching for Local Computer Networks. Communications of the ACM 19, 7 (July 1976), pp. 395-404. A description of the Ethernet’s functional organization, with a discussion of error recovery strategies.
{3}[Maxc]<AltoDocs> Contains a picture of the entire internetwork configuration: currently four pages.
{4}[Maxc]<Pup> A functional specification of the file transfer protocol, independent of implementation in any particular language or system.
{5}[Maxc]<Pup> A functional specification of the "easy" file transfer protocol.
{6}[Maxc]<Pup> A functional specification of a protocol for interactive teletype-like communication between computers on the network.
{7}[Maxc]<Pup> Describes a variety of simple protocols (usually a single exchange of packets).
{8}[Maxc]<AltoDocs> The programmer’s reference manual for the Alto Operating System, including detailed information on the services provided and the interface requirements.
[9]Myer, T. H. and Barnaby, J. R. TENEX Executive Language Manual for Users. Available from Arpa Network Information Center as NIC 16874, but in the relatively unlikely event that you need one, borrow one from a Tenex wizard.
{10}[Maxc]<AltoDocs> Documentation on individual Alto subsystems, collected in a single file. Individual systems are documented on [Maxc]<AltoDocs>systemname.TTY, and these files are sometimes more recent than
[11]Morris, J. H. The Elements of Mesa Style. Xerox PARC Internal Report, June 1976. Somewhat out of date (since Mesa has changed under it), but a readable introduction to some useful program structuring techniques in Mesa.
[12]Jerome, Suzan. Bravo Course Outline. Xerox PARC Internal Report, undated. Oriented to non-programmers.
[13]Alto User’s Handbook. Xerox PARC Report, November 1978. An introduction to Alto facilities and reference documentation for several commonly used subsystems, including Bravo, Laurel, FTP, Draw, Markup, and Neptune.
[14]Sunset Western Garden Book. Lane Magazine and Book Company, Menlo Park, Ca. The definitive document on Western gardening for non-botanists.
{15}[Maxc]<Pup> Describes the protocol for obtaining packet routing information from the Gateways.
{16}[Maxc]<Pup> A functional specification of the PUP mechanism for packet-based communication on the network.
{17}[Ivy]<Laurel> Documentation for the Alto-based, electronic mail system. Also available as blue-and-white report CSL-81-6.
{18}On-line documentation for Smalltalk is (always?) in a state of flux. Consult a member of LRG for a current pointer.
[19]Maybury, W., Mitchell, J. G., and Sweet, R. Mesa Language Manual. Xerox PARC Internal Report CSL-79-3, April, 1979. A cross between a tutorial and a reference manual, though much closer to the latter than the former. Details of the Alto implementation appear in other, on-line documentation—look on [Ivy]<Mesa>.
{20}[Maxc]<AltoDocs> A more complete (and neutral) introduction to Alto-land, intended at least in part for non-programmers.
{21}[Maxc]<PrintingDocs> The "entry document" for printing services on Maxc and the Alto.
[22]Kay, A. C. "Microelectronics and the Personal Computer". Scientific American, September, 1977, pp. 230-244.
[23]Personal Dynamic Media. Xerox LRG/SSL report 76-1, 1976.
{24}[Ivy]<DoradoDocs> The operation and mechanisms of booting a Dorado.