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

To my thinking, there were no VAX on the *early* Net.  They came later.  ;-)

At 9:15 PM -0400 4/11/13, Bernie Cosell wrote:
>On 11 Apr 2013 at 19:44, Larry Sheldon wrote:
>>  For sure I think Unix was a major component of the early layers of the
>>  snowball that is The Internet--but I thought the initial development was
>>  done on IBMish and special purpose hardware--did the IMP's have an OS?
>>  And don't VAXen speak VMS (everyone I ever met did).
>Oh boy, are you going to get a lot of replies to this.  In the sense that
>you're using the term, the IMP did *not* have an OS.  It was a
>special-purpose real-time system that acted as the switching nodes for
>the ARPAnet and the interface for the Host systems.
>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 (??).   MIT had ITS and
>Multics.  BBN had all sorts of systems: BSD's, TENEX's, assorted PDP-11
>systems.  Even the PDP-1 Exec III was an ARPAnet host..:o)
>The VAXen on the early network were running BSD [Unix].   When did
>someone build a TCP/IP stack for VMS?
>   /Bernie\
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