Early networking (was Re: Subject: Re: 8-bitters and multi-whatever)

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 16:34:47 CDT 2007


On 9/16/07, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> On 16 Sep 2007 at 13:10, ajones wrote:
>
> > Then let's go a step further. When/where did the first internetworking
> > gear come onto the market? Not multi-protocol routing, just routing in
> > general: segmented networks with nodes that moved traffic towards remote
> > nodes on the behalf of local ones.
>
> Does Usenet UUCP-type networking count?

The routing in classic UUCP was manually done, but I would say it
counts, but then I used UUCP on a nearly daily basis from about 1985 -
1996, so I could be biased.

-ethan



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