[TUHS] networking on unix before uucp
cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Sat Aug 23 01:57:01 AEST 2014
Dan Cross scripsit:
> Unix was on the ARPAnet circa 1975 (if not earlier):
# filedes = open( "/dev/net/harv",2 );
# if( filedes < 0 )
# printf(" harvard is dead");
# while( (nbytes=read(filedes,buf,80)) > 0 )
# write( 0,buf,nbytes );
If only this code still worked on modern Unixes! The socket API is
fine, but there really was no need to break good old open, at least
for client-side operations. Plan 9 got it right here, as usual.
# In this light Bell was approached to see what their reaction
# would be to an ARPA network wide liscense, they said they were
# open to suggestions in that area. So should enough people
# become interested, perhaps a less expensive fee can be
Alas for maiden, alas for Judge,
For rich repiner and household drudge!
God pity them both! and pity us all,
Who vainly the dreams of youth recall;
For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: "It might have been!"
--John Greenleaf Whittier, "Maud Muller"
To which Bret Harte added in "Mrs. Judge Jenkins":
More sad are these we daily see:
"It is, but hadn't ought to be".
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
The whole of Gaul is quartered into three halves.
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