[ih] Old version of HOSTS.TXT available?
David L. Mills
mills at udel.edu
Thu Dec 13 14:46:59 PST 2007
The oldest HOSTS.TXT I have is Version 1008 (1990) from
hostmaster at nic.ddn.mil. If useful, I can provide that. It's about 640 kB.
Noel Chiappa wrote:
> > From: Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic.fr>
> > I'm searching for an old version of HOSTS.TXT
> The oldest official NIC one I could locate online quickly was from 22
> 1985, here:
> Maybe someone has an older one stashed away that's not online?
> If all you need is the information, there's an MIT/Stanford 'hacked' one
> online from March 15, 1983 (which interestingly is pre-TCP, unlike the
> NIC one), here inside this archive:
> 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 and find the
> file. I
> don't think there's a non-ITS archive program to read ITS archives; if you
> must, you can log into its.svensson.org (use TELNET) and run the ITS
> reader on it. (Have fun learning DDT!)
> The directory:
> contains much other interesting semi-antique trivia.
> > 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.
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