NSF Solicits NIS Managers
In addition to the four main projects relating to the architectural aspects of the new Internet, NSF recognized that information services would be a critical component in the even more widespread, freewheeling network. As a result, a solicitation for one or more Network Information Services (NIS) managers for the NSFNET was proposed. This solicitation invited proposals for the following:
To extend and coordinate directory and database and information and services.
To provide registration services for nonmilitary Internet networks. The Defense Information Systems Agency Network Information Center (DISA NIC) will continue to provide for the registration of military networks.
At the time of the solicitation, the ...