[rescue] - hosts.txt from early or mid-1980's
mickey at denver.net
Mon Feb 25 21:35:16 CST 2008
Before DNS, there was just a single hosts.txt file.
Everyone downloaded it from SRI-NIC (anon ftp to 10.0.0.73).
Many RFC's and web pages about the history of DNS describe
the hosts.txt file. However, I cannot find an actual
hosts.txt file from the early or mid-1980's.
RFC 920, dated October 1984, talks about a temporary
Top Level Domain = .arpa and several new TLD's:
.gov, .edu, .com, .mil, and .org.
I would like to see a version of hosts.txt that has these
"new" TLD's. I am fairly certain such a hosts.txt was
being maintained before DNS (BIND) was widely deployed.
Why do I want an old hosts.txt?
I am curious to see a list of the first 100 or so .com
domains in existence.
If you've got anything on an old system disk or on tape,
please send it to me. Thanks!
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