Table of Contents
I. TIME LINE (1940-1964). 1. Clearing the Ground. 2. Networks.
Diversion 1: Act One: The Poems [RFC 1121].
II. TIME LINE (1967-1972). 3: The Foundations. 4: Hardware. 5: Software.
Diversion 2: 'Twas the Night Before Startup [RFC 968].
6: Startup.Diversion 3: The Stockings were hung by the chimney with care [RFC 602].
7: Packet Radio, Packet Satellite, and Ethernet.
III. TIME LINE (1974-1981). 8: Europe and Japan in the '70's.
Diversion 4: TELNET Subliminal Message Option [RFC 1097].
9: Mail.10: Protocol Problems.Diversion 5: ARPAWOCKY [RFC 527].
11: Commercialization.12: The New Protocols.Diversion 6: IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers [RFC 1149].
13: TCP vs. OSI.14: UNIX on the Net.15: UUCP and Usenet.Diversion 7: Consortium for Slow Commotion Research [RFC 1217].
16: The Great Switch.17: More Mail.18: Bitnet, Fidonet, UUNET.Diversion 8: Internet Talk Radio [RFC 1313].
IV. TIME LINE (1982-1989). 19: Proprietary Nets. 20: Europe and Asia in the 1980s. 21: MILNET, CSNET, NSFNET. 22: Organization and Reorganization.
Diversion 9: Requiem for the ARPANET.
V. TIME LINE (1988-1994). 24: Applications.
Diversion 10: Statements of Boredom [RFC 1438].
25: Commerce and Security.26: NREN and NII.Diversion 11: SONET to Sonnet Translation [RFC 1605] & IPv9 [RFC 1606].
27: The Future.Appendix: The Past and Future History.References and Further Readings.Index. 0201876744T04062001
The design decisions and standards which have made internetworking possible form the focus for this book. The information is essential for any future technical contributions and will provide a central source of information concerning the Internet's technical standards.
About Peter H. Salus
Peter H. Salus is an internationally recognized UNIX enthusiast and author of A Quarter Century of UNIX, also published by Addison-Wesley. He is the managing editor of the quarterly journal, Computer Systems. He is the author of a number of books, articles and reviews. Salus has an undergraduate degree in chemistry, a master's in Germanic languages, and a doctorate in linguistics from New York University.