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Subject: [PICISOC] Happy 25th TCP/IP
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2008 13:00:23 +1200
From: Rajnesh D. Singh <rajnesh(_at_)pacificit(_dot_)org>
Reply-To: rajnesh(_at_)pacificit(_dot_)org, Pacific Islands Chapter of the
Internet Society Discussion List <picisoc(_at_)picisoc(_dot_)org>
To: Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society Discussion List
Happy 25th, TCP/IP
TCP/IP marks 25 years since the ARPANET switchover
Believe it or not, it has been a mere 25 years since TCP/IP walked into
our lives and changed them forever.
It was Jan. 1, 1983, when Internet precursor ARPANET switched over fully
to TCP/IP. TCP/IP is so well-known that it's one of those acronyms we no
longer spell out at Network World, but in honor of the date, we should
address this underappreciated and taken-for-granted bit of engineering
by its full name, Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol.
The occasion was largely missed by the mainstream press, but Google
honored the anniversary on Tuesday with its logo - reproduced here
<http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2008-01-01-n53.html> - though you might
easily have thought all that confetti was simply for the New Year.
Blogger Philipp Lenssen writes that clicking on the "Google Doodle" logo
led to a search result for the query "January 1 tcp/ip".
Apparently, sharp eyes also found an "easter egg" in the confetti in the
Google logo, which apparently read "SYN SYN/ ACK ACK," according to
Lenssen - an "inside joke" for the network geek set.
Work on the protocol actually began about a decade earlier than 1983,
and several versions were hashed out before the ARPANET switchover. Vint
Cerf and Robert Kahn were credited for the invention and were later
awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Full article here:
Rajnesh D. Singh
COO, PATARA www.patarapacific.com
Chair, ICANN Asia Pacific Regional At-Large Organisation www.apralo.org
Chairman, Pacific Islands Chapter, Internet Society www.picisoc.org
President, IPv6 Forum Pacific Islands www.ipv6forumpacific.org
Director, Pacific Internet Technology Centre www.pacificit.org
310 Princes Road Tamavua Suva Fiji
Tel: +679 332 0606 Fax: +679 332 0800
Read my ramblings at http://singh-a-blog.blogspot.com/
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