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A brief history of the internet
This paper is being re-published in ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review because of its historic import and remains one of the most accurate renderings of the early period of development available.
A protocol for packet network intercommunication
A protocol that supports the sharing of resources that exist in different packet switching networks is presented. The protocol provides for variation in individual network packet sizes, transmission
A framework for distributed digital object services
  • R. Kahn, R. Wilensky
  • Computer Science
    International Journal on Digital Libraries
  • 1 April 2006
The following paper was written by the authors over a period of approximately 16 months during the period November 1993 to May 1995 in an attempt to explore a set of open research issues and to
Advances in packet radio technology
Various aspects of spread spectrum transmission in the network environment are identified and the experience with a testbed network in the San Francisco Bay area is discussed.
The past and future history of the Internet
The Internet today is a widespread information infrastructure, the initial prototype of what is often called the National Information Infrastructure, whose influence reaches not only to the technical fields of computer communications but throughout society as the authors move toward increasing use of online tools to accomplish electronic commerce, information acquisition, and community operations.
The pig as a mixing vessel for influenza viruses: Human and veterinary implications
Pigs could transmit novel viruses from an avian reservoir to other mammalian species, and H2 viruses pose a substantial risk to humans because they have been absent from mammalian species since 1968 and people born after 1968 have little preexisting immunity to the H2 subtype.
The interface message processor for the ARPA computer network
The ARPA Network will initially interconnect many dissimilar computers at ten ARPA-supported research centers with 50-kilobit common-carrier circuits, but the network may be extended to include many other locations and circuits of higher bandwidth.
The role of government in the evolution of the Internet
  • R. Kahn
  • Business, Computer Science
  • 1 August 1994
As the Internet continues on its commercial and international trajectory, the role of government will continue to be essential, and may expand to include more involvement by governments around the world.