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

Bob Kahn was an ARPA program manager.? Vint Cerf was a professor (I don't know what adjectives preceded "Professor") at Stanford with an ARPA contract.


 From: Miles Fidelman <mfidelman at meetinghouse.net>
Cc: internet-history at postel.org 
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 7:53 AM
Subject: Re: [ih] What is the origin of the root account?

> On 4/11/2013 11:58 PM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>> First off, please be careful to distinguish between _ARPANET_ development
>> (both hosts and switches) and _Internet_ development. Totally separate
>> efforts, mostly different people, etc, etc.

Well I'm not sure about the "different people part."? I do seem to recall that Kahn and Cerf were both ARPANET program managers before their TCP/IP work - and an awful lot of folks in this discussion were involved in both.
> Please forgive me for that--the difference is indeed important. However, as a non-combatant (nor participant, if you rather) in the flow of history I think of one leading to the other and I'm not sure even now, where the tic on the time-line belongs.
Might want to start here:

-- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.?  .... Yogi Berra
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