[funsec] Celebrating 40 years of the net

Paul M. Moriarty pmm at igtc.com
Thu Oct 29 17:46:12 CDT 2009


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On Oct 29, 2009, at 2:19 PM, Juha-Matti Laurio wrote:

> The first minutes of Arpanet were not successful...
>
> "At 2100, on 29 October 1969, engineers 400 miles apart at the  
> University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and Stanford Research  
> Institute (SRI)
> prepared to send data between the first nodes of what was then known  
> as Arpanet.
>
> It got the name because it was commissioned by the US Department of  
> Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (Arpa).
>
> The fledgling network was to be tested by Charley Kline attempting  
> to remotely log in to a Scientific Data Systems computer that  
> resided at SRI.
>
> Kline typed an "L" and then asked his colleague Bill Duvall at SRI  
> via a telephone headset if the letter had arrived.
>
> It had.
>
> Kline typed an "O". Duvall said that arrived too.
>
> Kline typed a "G". Duvall could only report that the system had  
> crashed."
> --clip--
>
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8331253.stm
>
> Happy Birthday!
>
> Juha-Matti
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