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

>     > an awful lot of folks in this discussion were involved in both.
> Except in the very earliest days (any maybe not even then), there wasn't much
> overlap.
> Try reading the attendee lists in the Internet and TCP Working Group minutes
> from the late 70s (available in IENs); there are not a lot of names there
> which figure in the ARPANet work. Certainly, by the time I joined the project
> in ~ '78 (i.e.  fairly early), there weren't a lot of ARPANET people left.

A footnote -- this was also true within BBN.  The IMP guys weren't the
folks who won the TCP contract -- it was the OS (TENEX) guys.