Found 4BSD tapes at last

J. Joseph Max Katz jkatz at
Fri Oct 9 02:21:56 AEST 1998

We may have some equipment at my workplace we can use. We're in
San Jose, he's in Berkeley, 50-70 miles in the other direction. I
need to get clearence from the boss, first, though.


   Jonathan Katz, CEO CPIO Networks, Inc.
     (408) 569-7092 [ ] jkatz at [ ] "offering OpenBSD
         technical support, on-site Unix and
           network security services and training."

On Thu, 8 Oct 1998, Rick Copeland wrote:

:Date: Thu, 08 Oct 1998 09:03:21 -0700
:From: Rick Copeland <rickgc at>
:To: wkt at,
    PDP Unix Preservation <pups at>
:Subject: Re: Found 4BSD tapes at last
:Apparently Kirk is only 60 to 70 miles away from me, so shipping or pickup
:on the week end is not a problem.  Please contact Kirk and have him contact
:Rick Copeland
:Information Systems Manager
:InterMag, Inc.
:(916) 568-6744 x36
:At 08:55 AM 10/8/98 +1000, Warren Toomey wrote:
:>----- Forwarded message from Kirk McKusick -----
:>To: "J.S. Havard", Warren Toomey
:>Subject: Found at Last
:>My excavations on campus turned up six boxes of 9-track tapes
:>containing most of the BSD distributions. In particular, I have
:>found one labelled "4.3BSD Revision 2, Domestic Master" 6250bpi
:>3/4/87. There is also a similar tape (presumably revision 1) from
:>about six months earlier. I do not have access to a 9-track tape
:>drive, so I have no idea if the tape is even readable, but I am
:>willing to mail it to someone who does have a 6250bpi drive that
:>wants to take a crack at it.
:>	~Kirk
:>----- End of forwarded message from Kirk McKusick -----
:>Would anybody near Kirk be prepared to read these tapes, gzip the
:>tape records, type in any tape labels glued to the reels, and send
:>the whole lot in to the PUPS archive?!
:>Many thanks in advance for the help.
:>	Warren

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