[rescue] - hosts.txt from early or mid-1980's
slawmaster at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 10:30:59 CST 2008
On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 12:13 AM, Ahmed Ewing <aewing at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 10:35 PM, Scott Mickey <mickey at denver.net> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 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.
> Here's one from '88:
Cool, my university was on the net as of '88:
HOST : 22.214.171.124 : RIT.ARPA : SUN-3 : UNIX : TCP/FPT,TCP/TELNET,TCP/SMPT :
I'll have to send that to my friends.
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