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COM ARTS 200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Transmission Control Protocol, Packet Switching, Internet Protocol


Department
Communication Arts
Course Code
COM ARTS 200
Professor
K C Barry Councilor
Lecture
6

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Com Art 200
Lecture 6
History of the Internet
Origin of the internet
- Starts with Russia when the launched sputnik the first satellite into space.
o ARPA (advanced research projects agency)
Inventing the internet
- Packet switching (1961): how to set up a communication network to withstand nuclear
attacks?
- Bury wires deep and don’t update them often
- How to send complex messages over simple wire
- CYCLADES (France)
Packet switching what’s new?
- Old way: complex wires, simple devices. Telephone wires carry complex information
and the devices don’t.
- New way: simple wires, complex devices.
TCP/IP (1970S)
- Transmission control protocol/ internet protocol. Basic communication language of the
internet.
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