The alpha-test group was extremely helpful in furnishing improvements, finding and repairing bugs, and being patient. I would like to express special thanks to Brian Reid of Digital Equipment corporation for funding this work. Robert Elz, Alan Barrett, Paul Albitz, Bryan Beecher, Andrew Partan, Andy Cherenson, Tom Limoncelli, Berthold Paffrath, Fuat Baran, Anant Kumar, Art Harkin, Win Treese, Don Lewis, Christophe Wolfhugel, and a cast of dozens all helped out above and beyond the call of duty. Special thanks to Phil Almquist, who got the project started and contributed a lot of the code and fixed several of the worst bugs.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- through 4.8.3
Many thanks to the users at U. C. Berkeley for falling into many of the holes involved with integrating BIND into the system so that others would be spared the trauma. I would also like to extend gratitude to Jim McGinness and Digital Equipment Corporation for permitting me to spend most of my time on this project.
Ralph Campbell, Doug Kingston, Craig Partridge, Smoot Carl-Mitchell, Mike Muuss and everyone else on the DARPA Internet who has contributed to the development of BIND. To the members of the original BIND project, Douglas Terry, Mark Painter, David Riggle and Songnian Zhou.
Anne Hughes, Jim Bloom and Kirk McKusick and the many others who have reviewed this paper giving considerable advice.
This work was sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DoD), Arpa Order No. 4871 monitored by the Naval Electronics Systems Command under contract No. N00039-84-C-0089. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing official policies, either expressed or implied, of the Defense Research Projects Agency, of the US Government, or of Digital Equipment Corporation.