Simple peer to peer network?

John Floren slawmaster at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 15:02:00 CST 2008


On Jan 31, 2008 12:33 PM, Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at usap.gov> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at 10:22:37AM -0600, Jim Brain wrote:
> > I looked at that (Actually, I looked at AVR8 CAN variants), but I
> > thought I'd try to find an all C64 option for Sellam.  I like the uC
> > approach, as it offloads a lot of the networking from the main machine
> > (like the original ARPANET had those boxes that bridged the net to the
> > machine, can;t remember the term for them).
>
> IMPs - Internet Message Procesors.  I'm blanking on the first generation
> hardware, but later IMPs were PDP-11-based.
>

IIRC, the first IMPs were based on the Honeywell 516. I actually just
finished a history book about ARPANET so I think that's right :)

John
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