"first" computer on the internet
eric at brouhaha.com
Tue Jul 22 16:37:25 CDT 2008
> And what was the first operating system to have builtin support for
> internet access?
> If you define "internet access" as "having TCP/IP", it might have been
> BSD 4.1a, which included the crufty BBN TCP/IP code, and was released
> in 1982.
Rich Alderson wrote:
> While BSD 4 may have had a TCP/IP implementation, the reference
> implementation was done on TENEX and TOPS-20 systems and Multics.
In 1982, did either TENEX or TOPS-20, as distributed, include TCP/IP?
My (possibly incorrect) recollection was that TOPS-20 didn't actually
ship with "built in" TCP/IP support at that time, while BSD 4.1a did.
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