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* [TUHS] UREP
@ 2019-07-09 20:08 Lyndon Nerenberg
  2019-07-10  5:44 ` arnold
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Lyndon Nerenberg @ 2019-07-09 20:08 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: tuhs

Back in the day I had the pleasure of firing up what was possibly
the last North American BITNET node (certainly the last one on
NetNorth), on a Sun 3/xxx deskside server running SunOS 3.5(+).
(AUCS, at Athabasca U.)

I'm curious to know if the UREP source code that drove that link
ever escaped.  I recall it being licensed code at the time, but
from academia vs. a commercial product.  I don't know if that also
applied to the bisync serial driver.

--lyndon

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* Re: [TUHS] UREP
  2019-07-09 20:08 [TUHS] UREP Lyndon Nerenberg
@ 2019-07-10  5:44 ` arnold
  2019-07-10 19:31   ` Adam Thornton
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: arnold @ 2019-07-10  5:44 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: tuhs, lyndon

Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon@orthanc.ca> wrote:

> Back in the day I had the pleasure of firing up what was possibly
> the last North American BITNET node (certainly the last one on
> NetNorth), on a Sun 3/xxx deskside server running SunOS 3.5(+).
> (AUCS, at Athabasca U.)
>
> I'm curious to know if the UREP source code that drove that link
> ever escaped.  I recall it being licensed code at the time, but
> from academia vs. a commercial product.  I don't know if that also
> applied to the bisync serial driver.
>
> --lyndon

You don't want to see the source code. We ran it at Emory, and I
remember that I had to work with it, and after every dive into the
code, I felt like I needed a shower afterwards.

I don't remember the details, only the strong associated emotions. :-(

Arnold

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* Re: [TUHS] UREP
  2019-07-10  5:44 ` arnold
@ 2019-07-10 19:31   ` Adam Thornton
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Adam Thornton @ 2019-07-10 19:31 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: arnold; +Cc: tuhs

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I have sort-of resurrected the bitnet zone file.

SInce bitnet is not an official TLD you will need to specify the nameserver, since the root won’t forward it.

So, grab a copy with:

 dig IN AXFR bitnet @ns.fsf.net

Note that the old zone file had underscores in the hostnames.  Anywhere you see a dash here, it should be an underscore to be the correct bitnet name.

bit.net <http://bit.net/> is still alive (from the IP address it’s still a machine at Princeton) serving a document explaining the bitnet history.

Adam

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