Anybody has an IMP? or a TIP?

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


On 3/25/06, Richard <legalize at xmission.com> wrote:
>
> In article <20060324224349.GA18538 at alpha.rcac.purdue.edu>,
>     Patrick Finnegan <vax at purdue.edu>  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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