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[ih] Internet milestone - The Refrigerator Strikes Back (Jack Haverty)

Correct.  It was hooked somehow to a PDP-10.  No one wrote an NCP for the
coke machine.  Although it *did* have quite a few FIFO buffers - might have
made a decent gateway...

I think lots of places had some kind of vending machine attached to their
ARPANET host and somehow accessible via the net.  Not sure who did it


On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 4:15 PM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>wrote:

>     > From: Jack Haverty <jack at 3kitty.org>
>     > there was a Coke machine attached to the ARPANET in the mid 70s, well
>     > before IP was deployed, or the 1982 CMU machine. IIRC it had a
> specific
>     > IMP/port address (on MIT-AI I believe) to which you could Telnet and
>     > get back the current temperature of the contents of the machine.
> I think that was actually SAIL, wasn't it? And it wouldn't have been
> connected directly to the IMP (that would have required an IMP interface,
> and a mini to run it); it was a peripheral on the PDP-10. (There may have
> been
> an NCP server that returned the status of the Coke machine, though.)
> Just like the elevator call hack at MIT... Oh, better not talk about that!
> :-)
>         Noel
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