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[ih] Origination date for the Internet

actually ISI tracked TCP/IP capability during 1982; the primary
regular use was from Europe, especially the UK, prior to january 1983;
by then there LANS connecting to the ARPANET by way of gateways
(Proteon was around with its rings - Noel Chiappa is that correct?).
Then came Cisco but i guess after 1984.

Of course during 1982 many ARPANET sites came up on TCP/IP in parallel
with NCP.


On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 4:08 PM, Miles Fidelman
<mfidelman at meetinghouse.net> wrote:
> Bob,
> Bob Hinden wrote:
>> I still have my "I Survived the TCP Transition 1/1/83" red button.
>> In my view this was the time when the Internet became operational as
>> people starting using it for their day to day work, instead of a set of
>> researchers. ?Conception and birth occurred earlier :-)
> Actually, that raises another interesting question: At what point, prior to
> 1/1/83, if any, was there a minimal set of networks, gateways, and end
> systems that were passing IP packets on an ongoing basis - as opposed to
> being cobbled together to run some experiment or other, and then brought
> back down? ?Can we isolate a date when IP packets started flowing and never
> stopped?
> Miles
> --
> In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
> In<fnord> ?practice, there is. ? .... Yogi Berra