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[ih] What is the origin of the root account?

Larry Sheldon wrote:
> On 4/11/2013 1:58 PM, Eduardo A. Su?rez wrote:
>> this is off-topic, but perhaps anyone can help. What is the origin of
>> the root account in unix?
> It certainly is "history" although the "internet" part is a little 
> weak since unix existed before the Internet did, I don't think unix 
> had much to do with the development of the Internet except as the 
> operating system on some hosts that were reachable in the early days.

Do I recall correctly that at least one of the early "reference 
implementations" was written for Unix, with portions of it remaining in 
BSD Unix to this day?

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