[TUHS] Names of famous, historical UNIX machines?

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Thu Feb 2 06:46:21 AEST 2017


Do you have access to "the Matrix" by John Quarterman.   There are the UUCP
maps in there with >>tons<< of host names - like ihnp4, decvax, etc...



On Wed, Feb 1, 2017 at 3:43 PM, Michael Kjörling <michael at kjorling.se>
wrote:

> I hope this isn't too far off topic here.
>
> I've been meaning to rename the few systems I administer with names
> that reference famous (or at least somewhat well-known in the proper
> circles) historical UNIX systems, but I have been unable to find any
> lists of such names so have no real place to start. About the closest
> I _was_ able to find is the ARPANET map[1] of the late 1970s that is
> on Wikipedia and is occasionally circulated, but which gives mostly
> architecture, location and links, not any system (host) names.
>
> Short of unimaginative things like calling my home router IMP[2] or
> things like that, can anyone either suggest names with a bit of
> background (where they were, what hardware, what time period, etc.),
> or point me toward online resources where I can find lists of those?
>
>
>  [1]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Arpanet_logical_map,_
> march_1977.png
>
>  [2]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interface_Message_Processor
>
> --
> Michael Kjörling • https://michael.kjorling.semichael at kjorling.se
>                  “People who think they know everything really annoy
>                  those of us who know we don’t.” (Bjarne Stroustrup)
>
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