The third character was “g”, and the ensuing “log" command crashed the server at SRI. As
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 <> wrote:

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?