Berkeley Remote (r) Commands

TCP/IP has achieved success in large part due to its universality—it has been implemented on virtually every major computing platform. While the suite is thus not specific to any operating system, there is no denying that its history is closely tied to a particular one—UNIX. Most of the computers on the early Internet used UNIX, and the development of TCP/IP has paralleled that of UNIX in a number of respects.

One of the most important organizations involved in the development of UNIX, and thus TCP/IP indirectly, was the University of California at Berkeley (UCB). The USB-developed well-known Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) UNIX has been in widespread use for over 20 years. They also developed a set of commands ...

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