[TUHS] My BSDcan talk

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Mon Jun 8 06:03:46 AEST 2020

On Sun, Jun 7, 2020 at 5:42 AM Paul Ruizendaal <pnr at planet.nl> wrote:

> > On 6 Jun 2020, at 18:01, Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
> >
> > You mentioned that BBN Vax code did not use it.  I've forgotten than how
> parameters like IP addresses were passed down?  I had thought that Rob had
> it also in at least one version of the BBN code, as I remember talking to
> him about it at one point; but I have frankly forgotten.
> In the surviving source code, BBN VAX TCP re-purposed the ‘mode’ parameter
> of open() to be a pointer to a block with connection data (“struct con”).
> Details are here:
> https://www.tuhs.org/cgi-bin/utree.pl?file=BBN-Vax-TCP/doc/net.5.P

That's... clever? Gross? I don't even know how I'd want to react to
this...  which likely means "too clever for its own good" :)

In any event, I've created a short, 2:00 correction to my talk. I'll have
the conference organizers tack onto the end before they upload it to


If people care :)

Thanks everybody for corrections...

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