Procedure For Connecting To The 'net Circa 1978
elf at ucsd.edu
Tue Jun 14 21:49:51 CDT 2005
Bill Sudbrink wrote:
... <snip> ...
> 8) Once the @ character is echoed, press enter.
> You should get an error message (I no longer
> remember the text). Now type "@O 77<return>".
> This instructs the TIP to connect you to the
> MIT-DM (Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
> Dynamic Modeling) computer.
Nitpick: IIRC, I believe MIT-DM was "@O 70".
I also connected to 3 other MIT machines back in the day:
MIT-ML was #198
MIT-AI was #134
MIT-MC was #236
I connected up through the RAND-TIP, which was limited to 300 baud. There
was also the USC-TIP, which supported 1200 baud, but my bank account
couldn't support a 1200 baud modem at the time.
All 4 of these machines were running ITS on PDP-10s or an SDS/XDS Sigma 7 I
believe. "Tourists" (guests) were given free accounts.
> 11) I no longer remember how to start up Zork or
> some of the other programs... anyone feel free to
> provide details I'm missing.
I think it was as simple as running the command
...but it has been so long since I've muddled around with ITS, DDT, etc.
Speaking of muddle, I still have my MDL programming manuals around here (of
which ZORK was composed in, originally.)
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