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>> >> ok, here's one for you --
>> >> i was just reading about the history of the internet -- and how the
>> >> whole point of it was that the DoD was forced -- by regulation -- to
>> >> buy computers from all these different manufacturers -- and after a
>> >> while they had all these interoperability problems....soo...the
>> >> invented the internet so all the computers had a common language to
>> >> speak to each other with...ok, so that language is tcp/ip -- right ?
>> > Uhh.. wrong. TCP/IP was the result of an initiative to build a network
>> > which was "self-healing" that could survive even with massive parts of the
>> > network compromised.
>> Uhh.. wrong. IP was developed to overcome the problem that there was
>> no protocol standard for computers connected to the ARPAnet.
>> "self-healing"? Hardly. IP was required to find alternate routes when
>> a node went down. Hardly "self-healing".
> Ewik really doesn't know what the DOD meant by
> self-healing... it was in the event of an all out nuclear
> exchange to have the internet survive so that a regrouping
> of efforts and continued communications could continue over
> what communications links were left after the fact. It's not
> "self-healing", but reroutable and maintainable.
Thank you all again.
I don't know about you guys, but I'm going to be too busy
clubbing rabbits after my nuclear holocaust to notice my
internet is down.
When they dreamed this all up, they should have put a
clause in there, "Eberts may club rabbits if they don't
feel like rerouting their nuked world"
They invent the net in the 70's and all these 50's
feelings come into all these documents.
DUCK AND COVER!!!! OH YEAHHHH!!!
We were really crazy back then weren't we.
The world was just out of their goards.
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