just got real

20 years ago, I really wanted the domain name, to commemorate the one piece of code I ever contributed to the core. I even wrote the .pl administrators, and got no response.

Well, guess what I have now!!

Behold the wonder that is:

# XXX hardwired $PF_INET, $SOCK_STREAM, 'tcp'

# but who the heck would change these anyway? (:-)

$pf_inet = 2;

$sock_stream = 1;

$tcp_proto = 6;

Why, SystemV, and later Linux, didn't follow BSD numbers, I'll never know, but the comment was prophetic!

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user-pic print "Just another Perl hacker"; # the original!