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[ih] birth of the Internet?

A couple of years ago, in response to a query from Bob Kahn, I went 
to the BBN library to look at old Quarterly Technical Reports to ARPA 
to see when the first connection of multiple networks happened.  My 
memory without looking closely again is that BBN did two network 
experiments over SatNet before the first 3-net work, and that Bob's 
memory was that the first three network connection was done in late 1977.

At 08:19 AM 10/28/2010, Miles Fidelman wrote:
>Hi Folks,
>I've been part of an interesting discussion, on another list, that's 
>led to the question of when the Internet was actually "born."
>Was it:
>- when the ARPANET moved from NCP to TCP/IP?
>- when the ARPANET was split into two, linked backbones (ARPANET/MILNET)?
>- was there an earlier point at which IP was linking LANs across the ARPANET?
>- some other event?
>Miles Fidelman
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