[TUHS] Documentation for Unix 4.0
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Wed Jun 15 22:04:07 AEST 2022
On Wed, Jun 15, 2022, 1:57 AM Michael Kjörling <michael at kjorling.se> wrote:
> On 15 Jun 2022 09:53 +0800, from stu at remphrey.net (Stuart Remphrey):
> > Though I think Norman was drawing an analogy between A-records/hard links
> > and CNAME/symlinks, then observing that prior to 4.2BSD in 1983 there
> > no symlinks only hard links, ditto CNAMEs in RFC-882, also 1983.
> > So if we're going back further, we shouldn't use them (it breaks down a
> > little when considering A-records though, since we can't easily not use
> > those!)
> By much that same line of reasoning, tuhs.org shouldn't have any MX
> records either because the MX RRtype was introduced as recently as in
> 1986 (Wikipedia puts it at RFCs 973 and 974  but without wide use
> until "in the early 1990s"). Let alone a web presence because HTTP and
> HTML came along even later. :-)
>  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MX_record#Historical_background
This definitely feels like it extends the joke a tad too far. :-)
- Dan C.
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