[TUHS] BerkNet

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Thu Nov 27 06:03:27 AEST 2014

BBN did a second release that used the sockets.    At Stellar we used that
stack, not the UCB stack, since we were taking System V and adding BSD to
it.  Since the author of the BBN stack (Rob Gurwitz) was with us, it was
felt that the BBN stack was actually better in many ways.  In particular,
we had a parallel machine and it was felt that the BBN stack would be
easier/cleaner to multi-thread.

I can ask around, I lost track of the code base after Stellar.   tjt might
still know.

On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 1:35 PM, Dan Cross <crossd at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 1:24 PM, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
>> [snip]  The MIT guys did ARP for ChaosNet which quickly migrated down the
>> street to BBN for the 4.1 IP stack.  Remember that BBN had the contract to
>> do IP for UNIX and that was the stack a number of us ran on our Vaxen for
>> long time [IIRC - Sam actually did the routed and rcp stuff which the BBN
>> stack, before Joy had rewritten it - created the sockets interface etc].
> This brings up something I've been meaning to ask about for a while now.
> Whatever happened to the BBN stack after the BSD stack became dominant?  Is
> any of the code still available anywhere?
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