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  • From: Zimanyi Magdolna <mzimanyi AT>
  • To: kfkilistak AT, fizinfo <fizinfo AT>
  • Subject: [Fizinfo] 20 eves az Internet? (fwd)
  • Date: Sat Jan 4 12:34:05 2003
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Elnezest a tobbszoros postazasert.

Boldog szuletesnapot, Internet, Isten eltessen!

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AP Technology, Fri Jan 3, 8:37 AM ET

Some Honoring Internet's 'Birthday'
By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Internet Writer

NEW YORK - Happy birthday?, Internet.

By some accounts, Wednesday marked the 20th anniversary of the
online medium.

It was on Jan. 1, 1983, that the 400 or so computers hooked
to what was then called ARPANET had to switch to a communications
protocol called TCP/IP, said Vint Cerf, the protocol's co-inventor.

It was TCP/IP that allowed multiple networks to coexist and permitted
applications like the World Wide Web to develop and thrive.
In other words, it made the Internet what it is today.

"This is a major milestone," Cerf said. "I consider the January 1983
date to be the real rollout of (the) Internet."

Some, however, consider the Internet's age to be a more mature 33.
On Sept. 2, 1969, two computers at the University of California,
Los Angeles, linked by a 15-foot cable, sent data back and forth,
showing that the Internet could work.

Sure, the protocol didn't permit non-ARPANET computers to join in,
the way America Online and private corporate networks can today.
But it affirmed packet switching, the idea that data could be
chopped into small packets and reassembled at the destination,
giving the Internet its versatility.

  • [Fizinfo] 20 eves az Internet? (fwd), Zimanyi Magdolna, 01/04/2003

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