[TUHS] Surprised about Unix System V in the 80's - so sparse!

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Fri Mar 19 12:01:29 AEST 2021

On Thu, Mar 18, 2021 at 09:45:53PM -0400, Richard Salz wrote:
> > In the mid-late-1980s, half the world's email went through 'ihnp4' (google
> > it) via UUCP.  That was a cluster of machines running SVRx.
> >
> When you're the phone company, calls are free. :) This is the best article
> I saw: www.nobell.org/~gjm/about/ihnp4.html  Let's also remember seismo and
> decvax which had phone bills in the tens of thousands per month. And they
> weren't free.
> I was the moderator of mod.sources, everyone wanted to call me.  mirror!rs
> :)

seismo had the connection to Europe.  decvax was a thing.  A shout out to 
my Alma Mater, uwvax, it was not ihnp4 but it sent a bunch through.  I was
..!uwvax!geophysics!geowhiz!lm for a long time.  I used to have all those
paths memorized, I'm old.


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