Wednesday, July 08, 2009

The Birth Evolution Of Internet

The ARPA director Larry Roberts combined all the researchers and asked them to come up with a design solution for a network which could survive even the nuclear war. The need was deeply felt because the then existing military networks were not reliable. A research scientist Wesley Clark finally proposed a solution which was based on an interconnection of computers to form a subnet. The idea was bought by ARPA and the director of ARPA, Larry Roberts assigned the contract to implement the design to BBN, a consulting firm. BBN implemented the design by connecting minicomputers with 56kbps transmission lines and the birth of first ever internet took place.

A lot of research was also done on the protocols being used in the internet and finally a protocol was designed which could cater to multiple types of connections. The protocol was called TCP/IP. With the arrival of TCP/IP the network grew overwhelmingly.