[ih] Hosts.txt

E;izabeth Feinler feinler at earthlink.net
Mon Dec 17 10:34:56 PST 2007

I will be down to the Computer History Museum on Thursday and will  
see what I can find for you.  Any list I find will be in hardcopy, so  
will have to be scanned to use online.   Just out of curiosity what  
are you doing that involves old hosts.txt lists?  I couldn't imagine  
that anyone would want to see one.  Guess I shouldn't throw anything  
away (not that I ever did.)  :-)


On Dec 17, 2007, at 2:15 AM, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 15, 2007 at 04:53:52PM -0800,
>  E;izabeth Feinler <feinler at earthlink.net> wrote
>  a message of 13 lines which said:
>> someone is interested in a copy of the old Hosts.txt list.
> This is me (original message attached).
>> How far back do you want to go?
> The further away, the better. Ideally, RFC 608 time (1974).
> All the copies found until now use IPv4 addresses. Except this one
> (http://its.svensson.org/SYSHST%3bAR1).
>> Are you interested in the format, the names of the hosts, or what?
> The format is described in the RFC but I'm interested in the size and
> in the actual data.
> From: Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at nic.fr>
> Date: December 13, 2007 2:19:48 AM PST
> To: internet-history at postel.org
> Subject: Old version of HOSTS.TXT available?
> I'm searching for an old version of HOSTS.TXT, preferrably somewhere
> around RFC 608 (1974). The only one I know is a much recent version
> (http://ftp.univie.ac.at/netinfo/netinfo/hosts.txt).

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