[ih] Fwd: nomenclature

Vint Cerf vint at google.com
Wed Dec 23 10:55:02 PST 2009

that's a very good point. BBN was using the term host before we
were very deep into the host-host protocols.

On Dec 23, 2009, at 1:30 PM, Bernie Cosell wrote:

> On 23 Dec 2009 at 9:47, Dave CROCKER wrote:
>> I remember that the term 'host' was one of the bits of mind-share  
>> that the
>> Arpanet created..  But I don't recall hearing why that particular  
>> term was chosen.
>> Do any of you remember why?
> I can only say that it is going to be VERY early on: from the first  
> I saw
> of the project Severo's group was working on the "Host-Imp"  
> interface and
> we had "host" machinery in the software.   I'd bet it already had that
> terminology at the meeting in '68 that spawned the RFQ.
>  /bernie\
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