[TUHS] Harasing whistlers (Was: UUCP mis-history?)

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Fri Mar 10 07:29:29 AEST 2017


On Thu, 9 Mar 2017, Noel Chiappa wrote:

> Interesting: I've heard this same story, but told about TIPs and the 
> ARPANET. A computer at BBN was set up to regularly dial all the TIP 
> modem lines, to check that they were working. One line was always down, 
> so they listened in, and heard some human say "it's just that pevert 
> with the whistle again".
> 
> I wonder which one was the original: anyone know for sure?

Now that takes me back; urban myth, because the calling modem didn't 
squeak until the called modem did.

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