[TUHS] forgotten versions
kevin.bowling at kev009.com
Mon Jun 27 10:57:39 AEST 2022
On Sat, Jun 25, 2022 at 1:46 PM Paul Ruizendaal <pnr at planet.nl> wrote:
> > On 25 Jun 2022, at 21:16, Anthony Martin <ality at pbrane.org> wrote:
> > The following papers are a good overview of Datakit and its
> > predecessors.
> > A. Fraser, "Towards a Universal Data Transport System," in IEEE
> > Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 1, no. 5, pp.
> > 803-816, November 1983, doi: 10.1109/JSAC.1983.1145998.
> > A. G. Fraser, "Early experiments with asynchronous time division
> > networks," in IEEE Network, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 12-26, Jan. 1993,
> > doi:10.1109/65.193084.
> > The latter mentions Plan 9 but only in passing.
> Yes, those are great papers - unfortunately behind a paywall.
> There is a great 1994 video on Youtube by Sandy Fraser himself that more
> or less follows the 1993 paper:
Superb. The story of an invention told through metaphors and mistakes.
> As Doug mentioned on this list, Sandy Fraser passed away earlier this
I was unfamiliar with Sandy prior to this thread.
> In the past years I’ve worked on understanding (early) Datakit and Sandy
> Fraser and his wife were most kind with assistance looking for papers. I’ve
> also benefitted from the input of Bill Marshall and of course Doug McIlroy.
> I’ll share my summary of Research Datakit in a separate post.
> > Paul Ruizendaal <pnr at planet.nl> once said:
> >> Probably you will see echoes of this in early Plan9 network code, but I
> have not studied that.
> > As someone how has studied Plan 9 extensively, though with no insider
> > knowledge, it's definitely noticeable.
> > "In the aftermath, perhaps the most valuable effect of dealing with
> > Datakit was to encourage the generalized and flexible approach to
> > networking begun in 8th edition Unix that is carried forward into Plan
> > 9." - dmr (2004)
> > Cheers,
> > Anthony
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