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Ronda Hauben on Thu, 2 Jan 2003 18:46:47 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime> 2003 20th Anniversary of cutover from ncp/ARPANET to TCP/IP Internet


2003 is the 30th anniversary of the first drafts of the paper "A Protocol
for Packet Network Intercommunication" by Vint Cerf and Robert Kahn. Jan 1
2003 is also the 20th anniversary of the target date (Jan 1 1983) for the
cutover from the ARPANET protocol NCP to the Internet protocol suite
TCP/IP. There should be celebration of these significant events in the
development of the Internet.

The following article appears in the current online Wired News:

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Wired: 02:00 AM Dec. 31, 2002 PT


Happy Birthday, Dear Internet

http://www.wired.com/news/infostructure/0,1377,57013,00.html

By Justin Jaffe

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It is good to see there is some effort to acknowledge these important
historic events. It was not that the cutover was seen as something
that needed to be jammed down anyone's throats. But there were
problems having adequate implementations for all operating systems
used on the ARPANET in time for the cutover.

If interested in more details you can see:

http://www.columbia.edu/~rh120/other/tcpdigest_paper.txt

About the architecture of the Internet as a network of networks

see http://www.columbia.edu/~rh120/other/birth_internet.txt


Ronda

ronda {AT} ais.org


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