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

Bob Kahn was at MIT faculty then BBN and joined ARPA in late 1972 after
managing the ARPANET demonstration at ICCC 92 in Washington, DC. I joined
Stanford as an assistant professor in later 1972 after 5 years at UCLA
working on MS/Ph.D. in computer science. I joined bob at arpa in mid1976.
Bob never managed the ARPANET project but was a key architect of the IMP
while at BBN. and initiated the Internet project at ARPA in early 1973.

The earliest TCP implementations were at Stanford in BCPL for a PDP11/20
written in 1975 by Richard Karp and on the PDP-10 running under TENEX by
Bill Plummer and Ray Tomlinson. A third was written at UCL in 1975 on a
PDP-9 in Peter Kirstein's lab (don't recall the name of the programmer
there... peter higginson? andrew hinchley? christopher bennett? ...


On Fri, Apr 12, 2013 at 11:05 AM, Craig Partridge <craig at aland.bbn.com>wrote:

> >     > 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.
> Craig
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