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[ih] [EXT] Re: how big was the host file
Thanks you all, this is very fascinating history!
I think the number I'm looking for is ~7000, and probably a few hundred more in the guerilla/underground host
table information ;-)
>From: Internet-history <internet-history-bounces at elists.isoc.org> On Behalf Of Dan Lynch via Internet-history
>Sent: February 6, 2020 1:44 PM
>To: John Day <jeanjour at comcast.net>
>Cc: Jacques Latour via Internet-history <internet-history at elists.isoc.org>
>Subject: [EXT] Re: [ih] how big was the host file
>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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