In 1979, a friend gave me a phone number and said "call this with
a modem." I did so, and it answered "Pentagon TIP". Some experimentation
revealed the fact that I could type in the letter "C", and a number
between 1 and 255 to connect to a system on the Arpanet. At that time
you could simply use "guest" for your username and password on many
of the systems. I remember spending a long time on a system at UC
Ah, those were the days.
From: Stephen D. Williams [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 8:35 PM
Subject: Re: Old photos and mystory
In 1989/1990 I setup and managed a big chunk (25K+ systems, ae.ge.com) of 3
I also spliced DNS/SMTP to 1500 workstations and an alternate uplink through
X.400/OSI to the
VMS/X.400 and CCmail mess with a totally custom sendmail.cf config. I
implemented a fuzzy
X.500 style aliasing system using the uucp lookup hook and a custom C
program. What fun!
GEIS at the time charged $0.50/page for email on their 'public' X.400
I played with A(I think), B, and C-News before INN came out.
Strata Rose Chalup wrote:
> 126.96.36.199, eddie.mit.edu, yeah!
> But they don't show the 10 net at MIT, which xx.lcs.mit.edu and
> were on; I guess it wasn't officially NSFNet at that time, or maybe had
> renumbered. XX at least was on the BBN Net 10 IMP upstairs on the 9th
> at Tech Square; wasn't paying attention to such things when they swapped
> out and renum'd, not sure when that was.
> Tom WSMF wrote:
> > Sometimes I see things on the net that snap home the long strange trip
> > been. Dig this photo
> > Now find 196.26.20 (NJIT) That was where I started the mayhem on the
> > Before that it was all BBS land and floppys.
> > Postcards from the past.
> > /"\ [---=== WSMF ----http://wsmf.org---===---]
> > \ /
> > X ASCII Ribbon Campaign
> > / \ Against HTML Mail
> Strata Rose Chalup [KF6NBZ] strata "@" virtual.net
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