On Sunday, 11 September 2016 at 23:24:47 -0600, Warner Losh wrote:
On Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 10:44 PM, Greg
'groggy' Lehey <grog(a)lemis.com> wrote:
On Sunday, 11 September 2016 at 21:31:10 -0400,
Norman Wilson wrote:
-- Adopt 4.1c BSD kernel
I don't think the BSD kernel when adopted had much, if any,
of sockets, Berkeley's TCP/IP, McKusick's FFS; if it did,
they were excised.
TCP/IP support didn't show up until later, I think summer 1985,
though it might have been a year later.
I'm confused. 4.1c has gone down in history as the first version with
Internet code, and looking at the sources (from mckusick's CD set), I
see the network files in /sys/netinet with names very reminiscent of
current FreeBSD file names. The files have timestamps between
November 1982 and May 1983. Why should they have been removed? I
would have thought that exactly this functionality would have been the
reason why you adopted 4.1c.
Similarly, it also included FFS and (not surprisingly sockets.
I checked further back, but unfortunately the previous version on the
CDs is 4.1a, and it has no kernel code.
I don't think they are talking about BSD4.1a having these things,
Right, the discussion was about 4.1c. I just wanted to confirm that
it was, in fact, the first version with TCP/IP.
but rather Research Unix Edition 8 having these
Yes, that's what Norman said:
>> if it did, they were excised.
Bell labs didn't integrate them until later. I
articles at the time (1983 or 1984) that they had their own notion
of what networking to use that wasn't TCP/IP due to some perceived
failings of TCP/IP that they fixed with their stuff.
I think the perceived "failings" were with sockets, not with TCP/IP.
That was what led to the misimplementation of STREAMS. My real
confusion was what they really wanted from 4.1c, but I suppose it was
the VM implementation. Can anybody comment?
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