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The Internet turns 20

| Posted: Jan 2, 2003 7:04 pm

Guess this was overlooked with all the hoopla ushering in 2003, but on January 1st, the internet turned 20 years old. Happy birthday Big guy. ;)

On 1 January 1983 the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (Arpanet) of the US Department of Defence - the forerunner of the internet - was switched to the TCP/IP protocol. This enabled millions of computers to go online instead of the Network Control Protocol (NCP) which limited it to just 1,000 machines.
More information @ vnunet

 

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