[TUHS] Unix V8 Chaosnet, any takers?

Theodore Ts'o tytso at mit.edu
Fri Jul 15 21:53:36 AEST 2022

On Fri, Jul 15, 2022 at 06:25:37AM -0400, Noel Chiappa wrote:
> There was a spec for encapsulating IP in CHAOS, and that actually _was_
> implemented at MIT BITD; it was used for a while to get IP traffic to a Unix
> machine (V7, IIRC) over on main campus, at a stage when only CHAOS hardware
> (very confusing that the same name was applied to hardware, and a protocol
> suite) ran across to main campus from Tech Square.

As I recall it was possible to access Chaosnet from Project Athena
VAX/750's running BSD 4.3, so presumably Chaosnet was ported into the
BSD 4.3 kernel at one point.  It wasn't used for anything official,
but there were folks who were using it to access Tech Square machines
from the SIPB office in 11-205 (on the main campus) as late as 1991 or

							- Ted

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