[TUHS] Early Internet work (Was: History of select(2))

Paul Ruizendaal pnr at planet.nl
Mon Jan 30 06:28:02 AEST 2017

On 29 Jan 2017, at 18:41 , Noel Chiappa wrote:

>> From: Paul Ruizendaal <pnr at planet.nl>
>>> I have this distinct memory of Dave Clark mentioning the Liza Martin
>>> TCP/IP for Unix in one of the meeting report publihed as IENs
>> It may be mentioned in this report:
>> http://web.mit.edu/Saltzer/www/publications/rfc/csr-rfc-228.pdf
> Yeah, I had run across that in my search for any remnants of the Martin
> stuff.
>> Would you know if any of its source code survived?
> As I had mentioned, I had found some old dump tapes, and had one of them read;
> it had some bad spots, but we've just (this morning) succeeding in having a
> look as to what's there, and I _think_ all of the source is OK (including the
> kernel code, as well as applications like server Telnet and FTP). No SCCS or
> anything like that, so it's a bit hit or miss doing history - the file write
> dates were preserved, but of course a lot of them would have been edited over
> time to fix bugs, add features, etc.

Great! I'd love to take a look at all that.

> The tape appears to contains a _lot_ of other historic material, and it's
> going to take a while to sort it all out; it includes a Version 6 with NCP
> from NOSC/SRI, [...]

That is very interesting. It may be related to the V6 with NCP from UoI/DTI.

>> [...] some Unix from BBN
> This one is from 1979, it includes Mike Wingfield's TCP.

Super! In the last couple of months I had retyped the Wingfield TCP from a
printout, some 5,000 lines done and some 700 still to go. Ah well, at least
I have now read the source with attention for each and every line. The
printout does not have the kernel modifications with it, so it would be great
if your archive does include that.

Once you're ready for that, I'd love to get a copy of those 3 versions of Unix.


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