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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: 2019-Feb-15
Document File: 22 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Zakon: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2235: DOI

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. This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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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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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

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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 X.25-based Merit network for students, faculty, alumni (:sw1:)

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1970s

Store-and-forward networks - Used electronic mail technology and extended it to conferencing

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1970 ALOHAnet developed by Norman Abrahamson,...

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