[TUHS] buffer overflow (Re: Happy birthday Morris worm

John P. Linderman jpl.jpl at gmail.com
Fri Nov 22 07:51:56 AEST 2019

Perhaps I should have said "The Big Enchilada", although I have only
second-hand information that that uniquely identified Bob Morris.

On Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 1:13 PM Steve Johnson <scj at yaccman.com> wrote:

> Not everyone at the labs had a three-letter login.  Bjarne Stroustrup had
> the login bs, despite several gentle suggestions from myself and others
> that he add a middle initial...
> Steve
> Sent from my iPhone
> > On Nov 21, 2019, at 5:18 AM, William Cheswick <ches at cheswick.com> wrote:
> >
> > BTW, Bob Morris was not a Senior, and had no middle name.  It is my
> understanding that he inserted an “h” when a middle initial was demanded at
> the Labs, hence “rhm”.
> >
> > His son is Robert Tappan Morris, Labs login and general tag “rtm," is
> not a junior.
> >
> > (I had to fight spelling correction on this Mac so much for this post
> that I have turned it off.)
> >
> >> On Nov 12, 2019, at 8:43 PM, John P. Linderman <jpl.jpl at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Lorinda Cherry told me that that RTM (senior) used to test people's
> programs by feeding them to themselves as input, a.out < a.out. It helped
> cure people of the assumption that a program would only see "reasonable"
> inputs.
> >
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