[TUHS] Of login names

Tim Bradshaw tfb at tfeb.org
Tue Jul 26 22:45:25 AEST 2016

On 18 Jul 2016, at 19:07, Steve Simon <steve at quintile.net> wrote:

> what fun we had in the early 1980s when the uk universities ran coloured book networking, that used arpanet style names but in the reverse order. I wasssimon at uk.ac.leeds-poly.ee.pe.

I have a possibly-invented memory that the CS department at Edinburgh (and probably others) ended up being called DCS because cs is a valid top-level domain, and so the horrid sendmail magic which worked out whether addresses needed to be turned around (and, I suppose, knew all the TLDs -- it certainly had a huge table of things) would get confused by uk.ac.ed.cs and send things to Czechoslovakia (as then was).

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