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[ih] Internet-history Digest, Vol 2, Issue 16

On 11/5/2019 2:38 PM, Joly MacFie wrote:
> When was the first actual inter-network message sent using packet 
> technology?

Might be interesting to seek some agreement about the biggest milestones 
for creating what we experience as the Internet.

First, what are the criteria for a milestone?  Conceptualization? 
Demonstration?  A degree of production operation?  Mass market adoption?

Second, what are the easy milestones: packet switching and TCP/IP are 
obvious.  What others?  (I'm entirely biases towards wanting major 
applications to be added but, well, I'm biased.)

Third, what are some less obvious but still essential milestones?  I'll 
suggest NSFNet because it enabled both a standard for multiple 
backbonbes and an operational approach to infrastructure that became the 
foundation for the commercial Internet.



Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking
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