Thu, 31 Mar 88 11:51:39 EST
The Standard System Center is preparing an Air Force-wide acquisition
of LAN interface software (ULANA compatible) and PC security
The equipment performance specification which follows this
introductory note is provided for comments and suggestions. This is
an informal medium, and the Standard Systems Center will not be held
accountable for the disposition of the comments received. This is
provided as a courtesy to the vendor community and provides them a
chance to point out any errors we may have made. The Standard Systems
Center in no way has to provide any response to the vendor about the
The suspense date for comments is April 7, 1988. Your prompt action
will be appreciated. You may direct your comments to the following
two points of contact:
Technical Issues: Lt Robinson, 205-279-4555
Contracting Issues: Dwynell Streeter 205-279-5520
You may also contact the following staff at MITRE:
Stan Ames 617-271-3182
Vivian Sovinsky 617-271-7780
We apologize for attaching to this message the complete draft
specification which is about ten pages in length.
HQ SSC/SSMC EPS-88-001
Gunter AFS, AL 36114 08 Mar 1988
DRAFT EQUIPMENT PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATION
LAN SOFTWARE AND SECURITY MODULE CONTRACT
1.1. Intent. This aquisition is for disk operating system (DOS) hosts
with integral ULANA host attachments. This Equipment Performance
Specification (EPS) defines the requirement to obtain local area network
(LAN) software and a microcomputer security module through an indefinite
delivery, indefinite quantity requirements contract. This shall be a
procurement of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products. In order to be
considered COTS, not more than 10 percent of the original code may be
changed or added. (For example, if the original program consisted of
10,000 lines of code, not more than 1,000 lines can be changed or added.)
1.2. Documents. Supporting documentation for the operation of the
packages shall be delivered in accordance with paragraph 3.3.
2.0. APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS.
2.1. Government Documents. The following documents of the exact issue
shown (or successors where indicated) form a part of this specification to
the extent specified elsewhere in this specification. In the event of a
conflict between the documents referenced below and the contents of this
specification, the information in this document shall be considered
2.1.1. Military Standards.
MIL-STD-1777, 12 Aug 83, Internet Protocol (IP).
MIL-STD-1778, 12 Aug 83, Transmission Control Protocol (TCP).
MIL-STD-1780, 10 May 84, File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
MIL-STD-1781, 10 May 84, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
MIL-STD-1782, 10 May 84, TELNET Protocol.
MIL-STD-129J, 25 Nov 86, Marking for Shipment and Storage.
2.1.2. Requests for Comment (RFC).
RFC 904 (or successor), Apr 87, Exterior Gateway Protocols.
RFC 1001, 1002, Feb 87, NETBIOS.
RFC 960 (or successor), Dec 85, Assigned Numbers.
RFC 768, Aug 80, User Datagram Protocol.
RFC 792, Sep 81, Internet Control Message Protocol.
RFC 821, Aug 82, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.
2.1.3. Government Specifications.
System Specification for the Air Force Unified Local Area Network
Architecture (ULANA I), 17 Apr 87.
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System Specification for the Standard Multiuser Small Computer
Requirements Contract (SMSCRC), 20 Feb 87.
2.1.4. Other Standards.
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard 802.3 (IEEE
2.2. Availability of Applicable Documents. The specifications,
standards, and other documents cited herein that are not provided as a
part of the solicitation and are not readily obtainable may be examined at
HQ SSC/PKB, Bldg 1011, Gunter AFS AL 36114.
3.1. General. The LAN software shall allow users in various locations to
communicate with one another, share data and executable files, and share
peripherals via the ULANA network. The security module shall prevent
unauthorized access to workstations. The government shall have the right
to make working backup copies of each software package purchased for its
use. Copy protected software is not acceptable. The backup copies must
execute in the same manner as the originally shipped disks.
3.2. Operational Concept. The contractor(s) shall provide software and
documentation as described in the following paragraphs for use at
worldwide government locations. The software shall be orderable on both 3
1/2-inch and 5 1/4-inch media.
3.2.1. Overall Operational Criteria - LAN Software. The contractor
provided LAN software shall fully support the following functionally
described minimum characteristics and requirements:
126.96.36.199. The required software shall operate and be
completely compatible with the Zenith Z-150, Zenith Z-200T, Zenith Z-248,
Sperry PC, and IBM PC XT/AT or compatibles running MS-DOS 3.1 and later
with ULANA host attachments. The LAN software shall not interfere with,
degrade the performance of, or prevent the proper operation of the ULANA
188.8.131.52. The software shall provide the functions necessary
to support the following client-server architectures:
184.108.40.206.1 Non-dedicated LAN server - the software shall
allow two or more PCs to function as servers in a non-dedicated mode. The
software shall not use more than 256 KB of base memory. The software
running in a client machine may use but not require extended memory
available from Zenith Data Systems for the Zenith microcomputers. The
available extended memory on the Zenith microcomputers is between 512 KB
and 2.5 MB. The software shall be limited to the use of 256 KB of
extended memory for server and slave operation. A PC shall have the
capability to act as a server and a client on the network at the same time.
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220.127.116.11.2. Dedicated LAN server - the software shall allow
two or more PCs to function as servers in a dedicated mode. If the
dedicated server requires a different operating system (other than DOS 3.1
and later) it must be included with the LAN software.
18.104.22.168.3. Client workstation - The software shall not use
more than 128 KB of base memory when installed and configured as a client.
The software running in the client machine may use but does not require
extended memory which is available from Zenith Data Systems for the
Zenith microcomputers. The available extended memory on the Zenith
microcomputers is between 512 KB and 2.5 MB. The software shall be
limited to the use of 256 KB of extended memory for server and slave
operation. A PC shall have the capability to act as a server and a client
on the network at the same time.
22.214.171.124.4. SMB Server Interoperability - The software shall
interoperate with an SMB server that conforms with NETBIOS as per RFCs
1001 and 1002.
126.96.36.199. Each micro-computer listed in 188.8.131.52 that must run
the local area network application software provided under this contract
will be provided with an installed ULANA host attachment. A NETBIOS
service level interface that conforms to RFCs 1001-1002 will be provided
as part of this host attachment. The LAN Application software shall
utilize this service level interface to communicate with other
micro-computers across the LAN. While running the local area network
software it shall be possible to execute TELNET, FTP, and other DOS-based
applications provided under the ULANA contract.
184.108.40.206. The software shall be icon-driven, menu driven and
command driven at the users option (2 out of the 3 options).
220.127.116.11. The software shall provide the capability of
switching between the network and the operating system. It shall
accomplish this through use of options available in 18.104.22.168..
22.214.171.124. For all machines listed in 126.96.36.199., the
software shall support a minimum of 16 concurrent users per server.
188.8.131.52.1 For all machines listed in 184.108.40.206., the software
shall support a minimum of 100 users per server.
220.127.116.11. The software shall support the following input
Device Zenith Data Systems Part No
TEMPEST Kurta Tablet AFP-11-T
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Summagraphics Summasketch Input Device SI-1201
Logitech Mouse LG-7
Tempest Kurta Tablet AFP-11-T
18.104.22.168 The software shall allow the sharing of output
devices, to include as a minimum:
Device Zenith Data Systems Part No
Z-150 CGA Color Monitor ZVM-133-T
Z-150 Monochrome Monitor ZVM-122-T
Dataproducts DP55Q Letter Quality Printer TT-5155
Dataproducts TCG200 Dot Matrix Color Printer AFP-4-T
DMP-29T Plotter DMP-29-TM
Monochrome Monitor ZMM-1470-G
EGA Color Monitor ZVM-1380
ALPS P2000G Dot Matrix AL-2000
Diablo TC150 Ink Jet Printer AFP-8-T
Western Graphtec MP 2300 Plotter, 8 Pen Self Capping WG-2300
CTS 2424 Dial Up Modem ZM-2424
Zenith Modem (Hayes 2400 baud) ZM-2401
Xerox 4020 Ink Jet Printer DS-200
Asynchronous 9600 Baud Voice/Data Modem ZM-192
MPI Printmate 350 Dot Matrix Printer MPI-350-B1
Primage 90 Letter Quality Daisy Wheel Printer PP-252
Genicom 3184 Dot Matrix Printer AFP-6-TG
Diablo 630 Daisy Wheel Printer
Okidata 83A Dot Matrix Printer
MPI Printmate 180 FT Dot Matrix Printer
Diablo Advantage 80 Daisy Wheel Printer
DMP-29 Plotter, 8 Pens
HP HGL Output Devices
Postscript Output Devices
22.214.171.124 The software shall provide a backup capability for
shared network files utilizing the users choice of the following:
Irwin 20 MB Tape Backup System Z-427-20
Interdyne 20 MB Tape Backup System ID-6025
Scorpion 60 MB Internal Tape Backup Drive ZD-60
Shall back up 20 MB in less than 20 minutes and have unlimited capacity.
126.96.36.199 The software shall allow the user to run the
following application programs when stored on the server from the standard
small computer requirements contracts and their NETBIOS compatible LAN
versions when they become available:
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Package Version Contract
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Wordstar Professional 3.31 and later Z-248 (F19630-86-D-0002)
Multimate 3.3 and later Z-248 (F19630-86-D-0002)
dBASE II 2.43 and later Z-248 (F19630-86-D-0002)
dBASE III 1.1 and later Z-248 (F19630-86-D-0002)
Condor III 2.11 and later Z-248 (F19639-86-D-0002)
Microstat 4.0 and later Z-248 (F19630-86-D-0002)
Supercalc 3 2.1 and later Z-248 (F19630-86-D-0002)
Graftalk 3.27 and later Z-248 (F19630-86-D-0002)
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