New Jersey: AFIPS Press, 1970. 1st Edition. 1st editions of the three papers that collectively provide the “first comprehensive description of ARPANET that had just begun operation. "The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) was an early packet-switching network and the first network to implement the TCP/IP protocol suite. Both technologies became the technical foundation of the Internet" (Wikipedia).
In 1969, Roberts, Wessler, Heart, Carr et al. – the whole ARPA team – worked together to refine the overall structure and specifications for the ARPANET as well as to design the network topology and economics.
“Roberts intended a two phase start to the ARPANET: Phase #1: started in 1969 as Initial Research and Experimental Use, with the original 14 nodes and about 2000 people." These ARPA - funded researchers were engaged in Computer System Architecture, Information System Design, Information Handling, Computer Augmented Problem Solving, Intelligent Systems, and Computer Networks. "The major use they will make of the network is the sharing of software resources and the educational experience of using a wider variety of systems than previously possible." A major purpose in this phase is the experiment of the network itself, with Stanford operating the NIC, gathering and monitoring network information. “Phase Two: intended to initiate after November 1970 to open the network up to the external research community use, expanding the network to about 20 notes. This would open the ARPANET to additional ARPA funded researchers in the areas of Behavioral Science, Climate Dynamics and Seismology” (Cybertelecom Federal Internet Law & Policy An Educational Project). Item #1362
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