the master source code for UNIX

peter honeyman (mailrus!
9 Nov 88 03:50:33 GMT

John B. Nagle observes:
> ... The knowledge that this person had the opportunity to
>tamper with the master source code for UNIX is very worrisome. A major
>examination of all AT&T-provided security related code is in order.
> We may not be at the end of this yet.

rtm worked in research. e.g., he ported bsd tcp/udp/ip to streams,
back when only eighth edition unix had streams. i believe this was the
first example of a multiplexing stream handler. it's a pretty neat hack.

rtm had access to the master source code as in master race, but did not
develop in system v at murray hill.


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