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New Year's Day Marks 30th Anniversary of Major Milestone for Global Internet

New Year's Day Marks 30th Anniversary of Major Milestone for Global Internet Sunday, 06 January 2013 06:41 David Goldstein Tweet Share Thirty years ago today on 1 January 1983, the ARPANET, a direct predecessor of today's Internet, implemented the TCP/IP protocol in a transition that required all connected computers to convert to the protocol simultaneously. The open TCP/IP protocol is now a foundational technology for the networks around the world that make up the global Internet and interconnect billions of devices. The transition, which was carefully planned over several years before it actually took place, is documented in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFC 801 authored by Jon Postel . Throughout its history, the Internet has continued to evolve. Today, deploying IPv6, the latest generation of the IP protocol, is critical to ensuring the Internet's continue...

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