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[ih] how big was the host file

Why was it so large?

There certainly weren?t 134 hosts on the ?Net in 1973.  Wasn?t the maximum number then still 64?


> On Feb 6, 2020, at 03:28, Lars Brinkhoff via Internet-history <internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:
> Jacques Latour wrote:
>> How big was the host file before the DNS came in action? 200K entries?
> I'd like to go in the other direction.  What are the smallest recorded
> hosts files?
> An MIT hosts file from 1973 was 134 lines.
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