[LUNI] Linux Terminal Server
Kenneth P. Stox
ken at stox.org
Mon Apr 10 00:40:17 CDT 2006
On Sun, 2006-04-09 at 22:49 -0500, Jim Harvey wrote:
> I heard the guy that set up ihnp4 did not get approval from management
> to do so and eventually got fired when the bandwidth got totally out of
I think that may be an urban legend. I was a user and email/usenet peer
of that machine, back in the day, and I have never heard that story
before. ihnp4 was a minicomputer that would be equivalent in size to 5
full racks. You just don't sneak that into a data center.
BTW, the 50MB/day UUCP traffic number Doug mentioned was not just
dial-up. A great deal of that was via ISN/Datakit, which was AT&T's
initial answer to what was then Arpanet. AT&T didn't really start to
open its eyes to the Internet/Arpanet until 1989 with the formation of
the Global TCP/IP Project. The rest is history, as AT&T replaced
ISN/Datakit with Internet connectivity to its locations worldwide.
Another note, ihnp4 was an AT&T 3B/20 computer, capable of a mind
boggling 1 MIP ( Million Instructions per Second). To put that into
perspective, IIRC, the original palm pilot put out 4 MIPS. A modern PC
executes billions of instructions per second.
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