March 15, 2007 9:32am CST
anybody know the orgin of internet?
15 Mar 07
I'll tell tou what i heard about the origin of internet, I'm not sure if it's right..you must be wondering if i am sure at anything.LOL. the US defense first introduced the file sharing and info sharing through a close group of computers called intranet, which later developed and due to its vast uses has taken the form it is now.
15 Mar 07
In the early 1960s the US Department of defense became very concerned about the possible effects of nuclear attacks on its computing facilities. The defense department realized that the weapons of the future would require powerful computer for co-ordination and control. The defense department agency hired many of the best communication technology researchers. And for many years funded researches at leading universities and institutes to explore the task of creating a World Wide network that could remain operational, even if a part of the network were destroyed by the enemy military action or sabotage. These researches worked hard to build a network that could operate independently i.e. a network that would not require a central computer to control its operations. The world’s telephone companies were the early models of networked computers because these networks used leased telephone company lines for their connections. They established a single connection between the sender and the receiver for each call and that connection carried out all the data along that single path. The defense department researchers developed a different method of sending information that breaks files and messages into packets that are labeled electronically with codes for their origin and destination. The packets travel from a computer to the other along the network until they reach their destination. The destination computer collects the packets and reassembles the original data from the pieces (in each packet). Each computer determines the best way to move the packet forward to the destination. In 1969 they had connected The University of California, University of Utah and SRC International. Later the speed and efficiency of the network improved.