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DDN MGT Bulletin 77              DCA DDN Defense Communications System   
8 Nov 90                         Published by: DDN Network Info Center
                                     (NIC@NIC.DDN.MIL)  (800) 235-3155

                        DEFENSE  DATA  NETWORK

                         MANAGEMENT  BULLETIN

The DDN MANAGEMENT BULLETIN is distributed online by the DDN Network
Information Center under DCA contract as a means of communicating
official policy, procedures and other information of concern to
management personnel at DDN facilities.  Back issues may be read
through the TACNEWS server ("@n" command at the TAC) or may be
obtained by FTP (or Kermit) from the NIC.DDN.MIL host []
using login="anonymous" and password="guest".  The pathname
for bulletins is DDN-NEWS:DDN-MGT-BULLETIN-nn.TXT (where "nn" is the
bulletin number).

                       DDN/MILNET TAC HERALD

The Defense Communications Agency (DCA) has been in the process of
developing a patch to all MILNET Terminal Access Controllers (TACs)
that would remove the DDN "WELCOME" banner.  This was being done as a
security measure to cease the identification of the system as
belonging to the DDN/MILNET, and the type of operating system/software
it uses, etc.  In addition, DCA wishes to make it clear that
unauthorized use of the DDN/MILNET is not permitted.

The purpose of this bulletin is to inform addressees that the new TAC
herald is ready for fielding.  An example of the new herald is as
               FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
               NIC 1-800-235-3155
               29 TAC 114 #:20

If you have any questions or problems concerning this change, contact
DCA, Code DODM, no later than 14 November 90.  Otherwise, the new TAC
herald will be changed effective 15 November 90.

DCA POC is Maj. Boyd, DSN 312-222-7580 or Comm 703-692-7580.

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