[ih] Old version of HOSTS.TXT available?

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Thu Dec 13 08:41:33 PST 2007

On Thu, Dec 13, 2007 at 08:20:41AM -0500,
 Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu> wrote 
 a message of 37 lines which said:

> The oldest official NIC one I could locate online quickly was from 22 March,
> 1985, here:


>   http://its.svensson.org/SYSHST%3bAR1
> That's an ITS archive, but since it's not compressed, and the contents are
> mostly text you can just grovel through it with an editor 

Very interesting and, yes, it works. Thanks.

>     > preferrably somewhere around RFC 608 (1974)
> That's into serious history. Someone might have to spin a backup tape (if
> there's a drive, and the tape doesn't disintegrate) to get one that old.

I hoped someone would have copy the file on each new-generation
machine (the only serious way to preserve old computer files).

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