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[ih] how big was the host file
In 1978 MIT-AI was @O to to 134 and MIT-DM was 70.
I think SAIL was 26 or 28, or maybe 6.
So my hazy recollection is that there were less that 255 unique hosts.
On 06/02/2020 13:40, Lars Brinkhoff via Internet-history wrote:
> John Day wrote:
>> Lars Brinkhoff wrote:
>>> An MIT hosts file from 1973 was 134 lines.
>> Why was it so large?
>> There certainly weren?t 134 hosts on the ?Net in 1973. Wasn?t the
>> maximum number then still 64?
> Sorry, I see now the file has two lists. The first list is in
> alphabetical order, and the second is in numerical-ish order.
> There are 66 unique host numbers, of which 14 are TIPs.