May 28, 2024

TCP/IP and the growth of the Internet



On January 1 1983 host computers connected to ARPANET no longer accepted packets delivered under the NCP set of protocols. The date is sometimes marked as the birth of the Internet. From that day all hosts linked to the network would operate TCP/IP protocols. To understand this evolutionary process one must examine the decisions leading to ARPANET's creation in 1969, its subsequent growth and the creation of other networks during the succeeding decade.


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