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[ih] how big was the host file
Very close,? the box was called a port expander. A gateway to another network could be behind the port expander. You can find the SRI technical report for the port expander on the net.?
I must admit when I was testing I don't think I bothered to update the NIC all the time.? I knew the? IP addressable devices on packet radio and I could just add entries to my local host file if I felt the need.?
On Thursday, February 6, 2020, 04:16:02 AM PST, vinton cerf via Internet-history <internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:
there was provision for up to 4 hosts per IMP and we even had a "port
extender" for IP addresses as TCP/IP rolled out. So I don't think 64 was
On Thu, Feb 6, 2020 at 7:10 AM John Day via Internet-history <
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> 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 <
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> > 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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