This mail file contains ARPANET NEWS messages 1-24, for the period July 1980 - April 1983. These ARPANET news letters were published by the SRI Network Information Center (NIC) for the US Defense Communication Agency (DCA), which operated the ARPANET at the time. Near the end of this period, the ARPANET was switched from the original NCP host-host protocol to the TCP/IP protocol suite. Several of these messages deal with the prelude to that event, in which the Internet was born.
(The email headers were constructed by hand from a TOPS20-format archive file, so they are a little crude.)
This directory contains 46 digests of email concerning the technical development of the research Internet, during the period Oct 1981 through Oct 1983. This includes the trauma of the birth of the Internet proper on January 1, 1983. These emails were collected by an Internet pioneer Mike Muuss of BRL. Mike wrote the original ping program.
This series of monthly report on Internet issues was originated by DARPA and NSF, and its publication was funded by DARPA. It records the transition from the NSFnet-centered Internet, which brought networking to higher education all around the world, to the present commercial Internet.
During the early 1990s, RARE (Reseaux Associes pour la Recherche Europeene), an association of European academic organizations, made significant contributions to the international spread of the Internet. Some of the RARE technical reports (RTRs) were also published as RFCs. This directory contains RTRs 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13, which were RFCs 1506, 1614, 1616, 1617, 1685, and 1689, respectively.
RIPE (Reseaux IP Europeens) was a collaborative organisation of European Internet service providers, to ensure the administrative and technical coordination to allow the operation of a pan-European IP network. RIPE did not operate a network of its own. This is a scattering of RIPE documents.
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