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   Vern Paxson, with the help of many ideas and much inspiration from
Van Jacobson.  Original version by Jef Poskanzer.  The fast table
representation is a partial implementation of a design done by Van
Jacobson.  The implementation was done by Kevin Gong and Vern Paxson.

   Thanks to the many `flex' beta-testers, feedbackers, and
contributors, especially Francois Pinard, Casey Leedom, Stan Adermann,
Terry Allen, David Barker-Plummer, John Basrai, Nelson H.F. Beebe,
`benson@odi.com', Karl Berry, Peter A. Bigot, Simon Blanchard, Keith
Bostic, Frederic Brehm, Ian Brockbank, Kin Cho, Nick Christopher, Brian
Clapper, J.T. Conklin, Jason Coughlin, Bill Cox, Nick Cropper, Dave
Curtis, Scott David Daniels, Chris G. Demetriou, Theo Deraadt, Mike
Donahue, Chuck Doucette, Tom Epperly, Leo Eskin, Chris Faylor, Chris
Flatters, Jon Forrest, Joe Gayda, Kaveh R. Ghazi, Eric Goldman,
Christopher M.  Gould, Ulrich Grepel, Peer Griebel, Jan Hajic, Charles
Hemphill, NORO Hideo, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Scott Hofmann, Jeff Honig,
Dana Hudes, Eric Hughes, John Interrante, Ceriel Jacobs, Michal
Jaegermann, Sakari Jalovaara, Jeffrey R. Jones, Henry Juengst, Klaus
Kaempf, Jonathan I. Kamens, Terrence O Kane, Amir Katz,
`ken@ken.hilco.com', Kevin B. Kenny, Steve Kirsch, Winfried Koenig,
Marq Kole, Ronald Lamprecht, Greg Lee, Rohan Lenard, Craig Leres, John
Levine, Steve Liddle, Mike Long, Mohamed el Lozy, Brian Madsen, Malte,
Joe Marshall, Bengt Martensson, Chris Metcalf, Luke Mewburn, Jim
Meyering, R.  Alexander Milowski, Erik Naggum, G.T. Nicol, Landon Noll,
James Nordby, Marc Nozell, Richard Ohnemus, Karsten Pahnke, Sven Panne,
Roland Pesch, Walter Pelissero, Gaumond Pierre, Esmond Pitt, Jef
Poskanzer, Joe Rahmeh, Jarmo Raiha, Frederic Raimbault, Pat Rankin,
Rick Richardson, Kevin Rodgers, Kai Uwe Rommel, Jim Roskind, Alberto
Santini, Andreas Scherer, Darrell Schiebel, Raf Schietekat, Doug
Schmidt, Philippe Schnoebelen, Andreas Schwab, Alex Siegel, Eckehard
Stolz, Jan-Erik Strvmquist, Mike Stump, Paul Stuart, Dave Tallman, Ian
Lance Taylor, Chris Thewalt, Richard M. Timoney, Jodi Tsai, Paul
Tuinenga, Gary Weik, Frank Whaley, Gerhard Wilhelms, Kent Williams, Ken
Yap, Ron Zellar, Nathan Zelle, David Zuhn, and those whose names have
slipped my marginal mail-archiving skills but whose contributions are
appreciated all the same.

   Thanks to Keith Bostic, Jon Forrest, Noah Friedman, John Gilmore,
Craig Leres, John Levine, Bob Mulcahy, G.T.  Nicol, Francois Pinard,
Rich Salz, and Richard Stallman for help with various distribution
headaches.

   Thanks to Esmond Pitt and Earle Horton for 8-bit character support;
to Benson Margulies and Fred Burke for C++ support; to Kent Williams
and Tom Epperly for C++ class support; to Ove Ewerlid for support of
NUL's; and to Eric Hughes for support of multiple buffers.

   This work was primarily done when I was with the Real Time Systems
Group at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in Berkeley, CA.  Many thanks
to all there for the support I received.

   Send comments to `vern@ee.lbl.gov'.



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