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Hobbes' Internet Timeline (RFC2235)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002794D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 18 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Zakon: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document presents a history of the Internet in timeline fashion, highlighting some of the key events and technologies which helped shape the Internet as we know it today. A growth summary of the Internet and some associated technologies is also included.

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Network Working Group R. Zakon

Request for Comments: 2235 MITRE

FYI: 32 November 1997

Category: Informational

Hobbes' Internet Timeline

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) Robert H. Zakon and The Internet Society (1997).

All Rights Reserved.

1. Introduction

This document presents a history of the Internet in timeline fashion,

highlighting some of the key events and technologies which helped

shape the Internet as we know it today. A growth summary of the

Internet and some associated technologies is also included.

2. Hobbes' Internet Timeline

Excerpted from the author's copyrighted work of the same name. The

most current version of Hobbes' Internet Timeline is available at

http://info.isoc.org/guest/zakon/Internet/History/HIT.html

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1950s

1957

USSR launches Sputnik, first artificial earth satellite. In

response, US forms the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA)

within the Department of Defense (DoD) to establish US lead in

science and technology applicable to the military (:amk:)

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1960s

1962

Paul Baran, RAND: "On Distributed Communications Networks"

- Packet-switching (PS) networks; no single outage point

1965

ARPA sponsors study on "cooperative network of time-sharing

computers"

- TX-2 at MIT Lincoln Lab and Q-32 at System Development

Corporation (Santa Monica, CA) are directly linked (without

packet switches)

1967

ACM Symposium on Operating Principles

- Plan presented for a packet-switching network

- First design paper on ARPANET published by Lawrence G. Roberts

National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in Middlesex, England develops

NPL Data Network under D. W. Davies

1968

PS-network presented to the Advanced Research Projects Agency

(ARPA)

1969

ARPANET commissioned by DoD for research into networking

- First node at UCLA, Network Measurements Center

[SDS SIGMA 7, SEX] and soon after at:

- Stanford Research Institute (SRI), NIC [SDS940/Genie]

- UCSB, Culler-Fried Interactive Mathematics

[IBM 360/75, OS/MVT]

- Univ of Utah, Graphics [DEC PDP-10, Tenex]

- use of Information Message Processors (IMP) [Honeywell 516

mini computer with 12K of memory developed by Bolt Beranek

and Newman, Inc. (BBN)

First Request for Comment (RFC): "Host Software" by Steve Crocker

Univ of Michigan, Michigan State and Wayne State Univ establish