[TUHS] who invented the email attachment?
downing.nick at gmail.com
Sun Mar 19 14:11:53 AEST 2017
I can't speak to the original question since I was not around at the time,
but uuencode is really cool. When I first saw it, probably in connexion
with a BBS of some kind, I immediately went and wrote my own 6.5 bit
encoder based on some number corresponding to the number of printable
characters available which when squared gave a 13 bit number. Played around
with this and gave it to a friend for fun to exchange messages in. But the
original is obviously much more in use :)
On Mar 19, 2017 1:41 PM, "Dave Horsfall" <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 18 Mar 2017, Mary Ann Horton wrote:
> > 1. Originally, our files were all plain text and we just included them
> > the email message body. The ~r command in Kurt Shoen's Mail program
> > typical. There was no name for this, we were just emailing files.
> 1.5 They started to include in-line shell scripts, then we piped them
> into the "unshar" utility, which did basic security checks.
> Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU) "Those who don't understand security will
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