Greg Chesson. He designed the uucp g protocol. There was a piece of
networking gear at Murray hill that Greg worked on that every now and
then would fail to connect. Someone modified the message to read "it's
all Greg's fault.". Later the string became an errno, I think for the
Netb file server protocol. Plan 9 still has an EGREG even though it is
a string in plan 9. It now reads "Ken has left the building."
On Dec 15, 2009, at 7:02 PM, Warren Toomey <wkt(a)tuhs.org> wrote:
I just saw this on Groklaw:
There were not many machines which ran Version 10. They were all
at Murray Hill and some of them were donated to Auburn University
when AT&T closed up shop. We got some old MicroVAX machines and
a couple of printed manuals. One of the printed manuals lists
various error codes. One of them is
E_GREG Greg did it.
Poor Greg. who was he, really?
Anybody know the answer? Norman?
P.S Merry Xmas to all.
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