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[ih] Fate of Alohanet

Dear all,

I gather from the literature (largely Abramson and Kuo) that Alohanet
got connected to the Arpanet by means of an IMP at the Hawaii University
in late 1972; then, by 1974 they had NCP and Telnet sufficiently up in
the Menehune to allow terminal connections to the Arpanet; and, finally,
in 1976 the whole project died for lack of further funding. No further
information was provided for the latter point.

Does anyone know a specific reason why they discontinued Alohanet? Did
the landlines get better, and thus the raison d'etre vanished? What
happened to the IMP, did it stay connected to the Arpanet?


Matthias B?rwolff