Anybody has an IMP? or a TIP?

Wai-Sun Chia waisun.chia at
Fri Mar 24 22:28:47 CST 2006

On 3/25/06, Richard <legalize at> wrote:
> In article <20060324224349.GA18538 at>,
>     Patrick Finnegan <vax at>  writes:
> > I think we're talking about the ARPAnet IMPs and TIPs,
> Yes:
> IMP = Interface Message Processor,
> TIP = Terminal Interface Processor
> The IMP connected computers to the arpanet and the TIP connected
> terminals to machines on the arpanet.

Yeah, the IMP was the first incarnation of the router as we know of it today.
While the TIP was the first incarnation of the terminal server.

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