ARPANET Information Brochure (December 1985)
jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Tue Oct 17 22:57:15 AEST 2017
> From: Larry McVoy
>>> I was told, by someone that I don't remember, that uwisc was the 11th
>>> node on the net. ... If anyone can confirm or deny that I'd love to know.
> I dunno.
I don't have any axe to grind here. I don't care if they were the first, or
the last. You asked "If anyone can confirm or deny that I'd love to know",
and all I'm trying to do is _accurately_ answer that.
> That 1985 map has uwisc in there
I have a large collection of ARPANET maps here:
and the first one on which UWisc shows up is the October, 1981 geographical
map - over ten years since the ARPANet went up (December, 1969 is the earliest
map I have there).
> I do know that prior to the net there was uucp
Which "net" are we talking about here? ARPANET? CSNET? Internet? The UUCP network
long post-dated the ARPANET - I think it was started in the late 70's, no?
The earliest Internet map I have is from 1982, here:
and again UWisc is not on it. (Yes, I know it's on Wikipedia, but I'm the one
who uploaded it, so I can verify it.)
CSNET I don't know much about, that may have been what the comment referred
Wikipedia (for what little we can trust it) says "By 1981, three sites were
connected: University of Delaware, Princeton University, and Purdue
University"; since Lawrence Landweber at UWis was the main driver of CSNET, I
doubt it would have been far behind.
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