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[ih] birth of the Internet?

On 10/28/2010 10:33 AM, Miles Fidelman wrote:
> Larry Press wrote:
>> Would it be fair to say that NSFNet grew up to be The Internet, where some of
>> the other things being mentioned were experiments or developments in
>> internetworking?
> I think you have to review your timing. The Internet predates the NSFnet by
> several years.


NSFNet really qualifies as the /final/ stage of development of the Internet, 
before fully commercial adoption.

It's introduction of an additional backbone forced core changes to the routing 
technology, but otherwise it had to do with expanding the Internet 
operationally, rather than in 'creating' the Internet.

Besides the forcing function on BGP, it's 'innovation' was to seed organizations 
that created a commercial core to the public Internet.


   Dave Crocker
   Brandenburg InternetWorking