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

Clem Cole clemc at ccc.com
Fri Dec 2 07:38:08 AEST 2016


On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 3:57 PM, Paul Ruizendaal <pnr at planet.nl> wrote:

> Clem,
> Once again many thanks for an informative post!
> > I've lost track of Holmgreen who would be your best best.
> I'm in touch with all the principal authors (Holmgren/Bunch/Grossman) and
> they do not have source code.
> > That said, when I asked him about it a few years ago, Chesson told me
> that he had it in his archives.
> If I'm not mistaken Chesson has passed away a few years ago;


> I assume I should consider these archives lost?

​I hope not, but enough people like Larry might be able to talk to his
family.   ​

> > 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.
> That is an interesting lead. Any suggestion where I might start to look?
> (I know of http://www.tuhs.org/Archive/Applications/, the Shoppa and
> Spencer tapes, but Network Unix does not seem to be on these tapes).

I believe you.   The trick is to just keep asking.  It was around the
Arpanet.  Some of the Rand folks would be a good lead also.  ​
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