Basic happened to be on a GE timesharing system that was done by Dartmouth, and when GE decided to franchise that, it started spreading Basic around just because it was there, not because it had any intrinsic merits whatsoever. (Alan Kay)
This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating
systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS,
or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open
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Why does this "224" route show up in netstat -r? What's this 127 address? (Old Sco Unix)
It's OK- that's normal. The 224 network is the "multicast"
network. It's the network used for broadcasting the same content to
multiple machines anywhere in the world.
The 127 address is also normal- every machine can refer to
itself using that address.