ARPANET Information Brochure (December 1985)
lm at mcvoy.com
Tue Oct 17 12:00:36 AEST 2017
On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 08:44:02PM -0400, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> > From: Larry McVoy
> > I was told, by someone that I don't remember, that uwisc was the 11th
> > node on the net. ... If anyone can confirm or deny that I'd love to know.
> There's a copy of the July '77 revision of the HOSTS.TXT file as an appendix
> The IMPs are numbered in order of deployment; so UCLA is #1, SRI is #2, Utah
> is #4, BBN is #5, etc.
> I don't see Wisconsin in the list at all. Maybe the person meant CSNET?
I dunno. That 1985 map has uwisc in there and I know from being there
that they were in because they were doing a lot of useful work, there
was the uwisc-bsd+NFS release, there was the uwisc bsd port to the IBM
rt, I watched Joe Moran do a port of BSD to a 68K in a couple of days
(literally, he stayed up for 2 days and got it to work), uwisc was the
shit back in the day. I'm not bragging because of me, I was nobody,
but a lot of somebodies came out of uwisc. Most of them went to Sun.
Joe went on to do the SunOS 4.x VM system which to this day I have not
seen a better one.
So maybe they weren't the 11th IMP on the net. I dunno, I do know
that someone told me that.
I do know that prior to the net there was uucp and ....!uwisc was a
useful prefix like ...!rutgers and ...!ucbvax.
I think they were in the mix. 11th? Dunno, just what I've been told.
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