Re: Specification of Berkeley networking utilities


Henry Spencer (mnetor!utzoo!henry@uunet.uu.net)
28 Oct 88 18:44:06 GMT


In article <211@cwjcc.CWRU.Edu> > chet@pirate.UUCP (Chet Ramey) writes:
>Mike Karels... said he hoped that if that stuff got
>into Telnet, rlogin and friends could just fade away quietly without
>proliferating.

I'm afraid he's being wildly optimistic. The time to kill rlogin and
friends was five minutes before the 4.2 tapes started shipping. It's
far too late now.

>(Christ, Henry, don't you ever have anything nice to say about Berkeley?
>Even once? (Henry? Say something nice about Berkeley? It is to laugh! :-))

You wound me, sir. I said something nice about Berkeley just last year. :-)

Actually, they've done a lot of good stuff, and the world is better off
with them than without them, but the world (especially the networking
world) would be a nicer place if some of the effort that went into
(e.g.) 1986's wonderful new ideas had gone into rethinking and cleaning
up (e.g.) 1985's.

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The dream *IS* alive...		|    Henry Spencer at U	of Toronto Zoology
but not	at NASA.		|uunet!attcan!utzoo!henry henry@zoo.toronto.edu



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