[TUHS] when did v8 or later get networking?

Jonathan Gray jsg at jsg.id.au
Fri Aug 11 00:00:44 AEST 2023

On Wed, Aug 09, 2023 at 06:09:40PM -0700, Larry McVoy wrote:
> TCP/IP, not datakit.

"The closest we got to using 4.n BSD was when Robert Morris, now at MIT,
imported the 4.1c TCP/IP stack into 7/8th edition (I believe in 84)
nominally as my summer student."
Dave Presotto on 9fans, 2001-10-01

"the 8th edition system including Streams was already pretty
much in place by the time that Robert Morris adapted
the then-current BSD TCP/IP stack to streams.  At that time,
we were using either serial communication over various modems,
and more notably Datakit. Looking back at this, one of
the satisfying things is that the communication structure
built then was adaptable so smoothly to TCP/IP when
the protocol's importance became undeniable."
Dennis Ritchie on 9fans, 2001-10-02

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