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[ih] birth of the Internet?

> As I recall, Roger Fradenburgh had the job of turning off the ARPANET, 
> at its end-of-life.  I was in the next office at BBN when net 10 went 
> down

What was 'turning off the ARPANET' in terms of actual switches to switch? 
Turning off some specific single piece of hardware that made it all go off 
or an IP-level router to the rest of the internet or something else?