[e2e] What if there were no well known numbers?

Bob Braden braden at ISI.EDU
Fri Aug 4 16:07:09 PDT 2006

>DNS had not even been dreamed of when well-known sockets were put in 
>place.  It was a quick fix to get ready for ICCC '72.  These are after the 
>fact excuses to maintain the status quo.

But there was a hosts.txt file, which served the same purpose.  My memory 
of ICCC 72 (yes, I was there) differs
from yours.  I recall Jon designing several versions of the ICP, which 
implicitly decided the issue of port


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