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[ih] how big was the host file
- Subject: [ih] how big was the host file
- From: dan at lynch.com (Dan Lynch)
- Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2020 10:44:24 -0800
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
- References: <[email protected]>
SRI had all 4 ports in use by 73.
> On Feb 6, 2020, at 6:03 AM, John Day via Internet-history <internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:
> ?Then I was wrong. 64 was just IMP numbers. Ports were separate.
> How many IMPs have multiple hosts? Stanford, MIT, BBN, UCLA, I know. Who else?
>>> On Feb 6, 2020, at 08:40, Lars Brinkhoff <lars at nocrew.org> 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.
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