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[ih] birth of the Internet?

NSF program managers also espoused and supported the Network Access
Points for interconnection in place of the NSFNET as it was retired in


On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 2:00 PM, Dave CROCKER <dhc2 at dcrocker.net> wrote:
> 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.
> Right.
> 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.
> d/
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