Clive Robinson December 18, 2015 10:28 AM

@ ROC,

That story is almost old news 😉

The interesting thing is abount the NSA implant on the coding team…

SchneieronSecurityFan December 20, 2015 12:55 AM

This book was more for “sysadmins” – using a term from these years. For many users these years meant learning Unix commands for the first time. (It’s so much better than MS-Dos, of course.) Students needed to give commands through a terminal emulator to a system prompt running on a Unix machine – an internet shell account.

I remember a student help desk staffed by other students. They had a copy of Unix for Dummies and a large wall poster with a table that indicated what Unix variant was compatible with what other Unix variants – AIX, HP-UX, A/UX, etc.

Sean December 21, 2015 7:02 AM

I found that book and its second edition quite useful in the 90s and 2000s. I hope Simson Garfinkel also comments on his work with Gene there. Great books!

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