The Fox project is pleased to announce the initial release of the FoxNet implementation of TCP/IP. FoxNet is implemented in FoxML, an extension of the Standard ML of New Jersey compiler, and requires Mach 3.0 running on a DecStation 5000. (It is expected that FoxNet 2.0 will also run on Dec Alphas under OSF/1.) The distribution consists of the FoxML compiler, the FoxNet source code, research papers pertinent to the Fox project, and performance measurements for the Fox 1.0 release. Recipients of this message are encouraged to browse the code and papers, even if you do not intend (or are unable) to run it.
The FoxNet 1.0 release is available via anonymous FTP from ftp.cs.cmu.edu, directory "project/fox/foxnet.old", file "foxnet.94.09.19.tar.Z". This is a compressed archive file built using the Unix "compress" and "tar" commands. An uncompressed version "foxnet.94.09.19.tar" is also available, but as it is much larger we recommend that you fetch the compressed version.
The FoxNet implementation of TCP/IP is serving ICMP echoes from sly.fox.cs.cmu.edu. Readers are encouraged to try out FoxNet using the Unix "ping" command. (More sophisticated demonstration software is currently under development.)
Enquiries are being taken by Fox_Project@cs.cmu.edu.