[TUHS] ANTS (was: In memory of: J. Presper Eckert)

Paul Ruizendaal pnr at planet.nl
Mon Jun 4 20:18:25 AEST 2018

ANTS was written by Gary Grossman and the experience with ANTS and ANTS 2 was the direct inspiration for NCP Unix (which was probably what Mike installed):

The source for NCP Unix is available on the Unix Tree webpage:

> Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2018 13:42:00 -0400
> From: "Ron Natalie" <ron at ronnatalie.com>
> While Mike and I still shared an office in 394, the ENIAC room was where the IMP 29 on the ARPANET was and a PDP-11/40 system that ran a terminal server called ANTS (ArpaNet Terminal Server) complete with little ants silkscreened on the rack tops. When the ARPANET went to long leaders, Mike replaced that software with a UNIX host giving the BRL their real first HOST on the Arpanet. Years later I recycled those racks (discarding the 11/40) to hold BRL Gateways (retaining the ants).

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