[TUHS] looking for source code to University of Illinois "Network Unix"

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Fri Dec 2 00:11:16 AEST 2016

I've lost track of Holmgreen who would be your best best.   That said, when
I asked him about it a few years ago, Chesson told me that he had it in his
archives.  @ the time, I thought I had a copy in my CMU archives, but when
I managed to restore the tape I believed to contain it, the "arpanet"
directory was empty.  We must have had it on a separate RK05 image which I
failed to make a copy of when I left.  Dan Klein might have kept a copy and
don't know what Lisa did with Ted Kowalski's archives when he passed two
years ago (I'll try to ask her).

Thinking about it some more, it might be in one of the early USENIX tapes.
  But you'd have to do some digging.  Note if so, remember that the format
of those old tapes will be the original tp program as well as the original
ar, so pulling them apart will take a little work.

FYI:  Assuming I can still read it, I do have a 9-track tape of the MIT
Chaos distribution tape circa '82 from the Steve ward's RTS folks, which I
was under the impression was based on that the UofI kernel hacks for the
NCP; although Noel probably has more complete MIT archives than I.

On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 3:38 AM, Paul Ruizendaal <pnr at planet.nl> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm looking for the source code to "Network Unix" as described here:
> https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc681
> and/or its later development described here:
> https://archive.org/details/networkunixsyste243kell
> Actually, I'd be happy with finding the source code to any version of this
> Network Unix. This version of Unix had fairly wide use in the Arpanet
> community and was in use at several universities and organizations (e.g.:
> Rand, BBN, etc.)
> Would anybody here know of a surviving copy?
> Many thanks in advance,
> Paul
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