The third character was “g”, and the ensuing “log" command crashed the server at SRI.
I recall, the connection was made from UCLA to SRI. Leonard Kleinrock
tells this story sometimes.
On 28Oct 2017, at 6:13 PM, Dave Horsfall
Of interest to the old farts here...
At 22:30 (but which timezone?) on this day in 1969 the first packet got as far as
"LO" ("LOGIN"?) then crashed. More details, anyone?