[AusNOG] A slice of Internet development history

David Hughes David at Hughes.com.au
Fri Jun 17 15:03:54 EST 2011

Wow, what a blast from the past.  Nice to see the Aussie connections in there with GIH's AARNet article and Simon Hackett's SNMP managed CD player (no doubt controlled from a VMS box when Internode was a reseller of TGV's IP stack for VMS).  How times change.


On 17/06/2011, at 10:16 AM, Mark Smith wrote:

> Came across this in the Internet Protocol Journal, thought
> some people on the list might be interested if they didn't see it there.
> "CONNEXIONS--The Interoperability Report" was a magazine published by
> Interop between 1987-1996. The following page as a PDFs of scanned
> copies of all editions.
> Some examples of articles and editions that might be interesting -
> "The RFC Story", Ole Jacobsen
> "Have you heard the GOSIP?", Ole Jacobsen, et al
> "Introducing Domains", Paul Mockapetris
> "3270 over Telnet"+, Greg Minshall
> "A comparison of DoD IP and ISO CLNP", Rob Hagens
> "Fragmentation: Pros and Cons", Jeff Mogul
> "August 1989--Special Issue: Internet Routing"
> "Book Review: The Cuckoo's Egg", Jon Postel
> "Profile: AARNet", Geoff Huston
> "Automatic Configuration of Internet Hosts", Ralph Droms
> Bear in mind that some of these articles were written by the people who
> designed the protocols and methods described, so you'll probably get a
> really good insight into why things are the way they are. For example,
> Ralph Droms is one of the main authors of the DHCP v4 and v6 protocol
> RFCs.
> http://www.cbi.umn.edu/hostedpublications/Connexions/index.html
> + not really
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