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

> One of the early plans was to get as many *DIFFERENT* Host systems 
> connected up to the ARPAnet and, of course, talking to one another.
> I think the Sigma-7 at UCLA talking to SAIL at Stanford.  I think
> the only IBM system on the early net was a 360/67 at Rand (??).

There were at least two that predated it (UCLA and UCSB I know about),
but as far as I know the first 360/67 on the net was mine at NASA
Ames (host ames-67, number 16).  It ran TSS/360, definitely the
oddball among IBM operating systems!