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Re: NSF and the Birth of the Internet
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 09:01:39 -0400



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From: Miles Fidelman <mfidelman () meetinghouse net>
Date: August 19, 2008 8:49:15 AM EDT
To: dave () farber net
Subject: Re: [IP] Re:   NSF and the Birth of the Internet

Dave,

I was somewhat surprised by the omission of CSnet - given that NSF funded it (and even more surprising given the involvement of some guy named Farber).

I WAS SURPRISED ALSO djf


Overall, the maps in the NSF site sort of jumped from ARPANET to NSFnet, without mentioning a few key intermediate dates:

1983: ARPANET conversion to TCP/IP (arguably, there was no Internet before IP), followed by,

1983: ARPANET-MILNET split (I think this defines the "birth" of the Internet)

????: First LAN connected to the ARPANET

????: CSnet linked to the ARPANET

????: The various supercomputer center networks (JVNCnet, et. al.) - again NSF funded, so surprising by their omission

Can anybody fill in dates and details?


Miles Fidelman

--
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra






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