[TUHS] Names of famous, historical UNIX machines?

Arthur Krewat krewat at kilonet.net
Thu Feb 2 08:26:45 AEST 2017


This is a version of the HOSTS file that I found in some of my old 
floppies that was (sadly) truncated because of a bad sector (or twenty). 
This was from my teens when I was floating around the ARPANET.

Some very interesting stuff here at the base site:


On 2/1/2017 4:20 PM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>      > From: Clem Cole
>      > don't expect a lot of wild and crazy names
> Yeah, those arrived when places started to get lots of identical machines,
> and needed a theme to name them. So I remember MIT-LCS had VAX 750's called
> Tide, Borax, etc (cleaners); MIT-AI had Suns called Grape-Nuts, Wheaties, etc
> (cereals).
> I know other places had similar name sets, but I can't recall the themes of
> any of them - although looking at an old HOSTS.TXT, I see CMU had systems
> called Faraday, Gauss, etc, while Purdue had Fermat, Newton, etc; U-Texas had
> Disney characters, BBN had fish, U-Washington had South Pacific islands - the
> list just goes on and on.
> Google for a old Host file, that's a good source if you want to know more.
> 	Noel

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