[TUHS] ARPAnet now 4 nodes

Deborah Scherrer dscherrer at solar.stanford.edu
Tue Dec 5 11:13:20 AEST 2017


LBL was part of UC Berkeley.  We were funded by DOE, who was working 
with DARPA.  But we were UC employees.  LBL had a contract with
DOE/DARPA to evaluate an early version of the the arpanet.  I was just 
getting started at that time, so only slightly involved.  The people I 
remember were Dennis Hall, Joe Sventek, Carl Quong & several other guys 
in EE.  A lot of the TCP/IP development was done at the Lab.

We also worked heavily with the CS people on campus.  I think this was 
before Kirk McKusick, Bill Joy, et al.

Debbie

On 12/4/17 5:05 PM, Noel Chiappa wrote:
>      > From: Deborah Scherrer
>
>      > the initial research on the arpanet was done at Lawrence Berkeley Lab
>
> I was interested to find out more about this: I looked in Hafner, "Where
> Wizards Stay Up Late" (the popular, but well-researched, book on the ARPANET)
> but couldn't find 'Lawrence Berkeley' or 'LBL' in the index (although it did
> have Lawrence Livermore); there were a couple of 'Californa, University of (at
> Berkeley' listings, but none covered this. In Abbate, "Inventing the Internet"
> (the first half of which covers the ARPANET), nothing under any of 'Lawrence
> Berkeley', 'LBL', 'Berkeley' or 'California'.
>
> In Norberg/O'Neill, "Transforming Computer Technology" (the standard ARPA
> history, which has extensive coverage of the ARPANET project), there was one
> entry for 'Californa, University (Berkeley)', which might be about the work
> you refer to:
>
>    "IPTO issued a contract for a 'network' project at the Berkeley campus of
>    the University of California ... because of the presence at Berkeley of
>    specialists in programming languages and heuristic programming".
>
> But there's nothing about what was produced. Is there anything you can point
> me at that provides more detail? Thanks!
>
>     Noel




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