From FidoNet to Internet: The evolution of a national network

Jacot-Guillarmod, François F (1992) From FidoNet to Internet: The evolution of a national network. Proceedings of INET '92, International Networking Conference, Kobe, Japan, June, 1992 .

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The South African academic research network, UNINET-ZA, evolved within two years from a FidoNet mail gateway that distributed email via interactive Kermit links, to a dialup uucp network, to wide area TCP/IP, and finally to full Internet connectivity. While the majority of UNINET-ZA sites are now TCP/IP connected, elements of the original gatewaying techniques are still fulfilling useful functions - for example a TCP/IP <=> FidoNet gateway, and links into non-Unix, non-TCP/IP based systems.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Internet History South Africa
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Support Units > Information Technology Division
ID Code:2014
Deposited By: Mr François Jacot-Guillarmod
Deposited On:26 Sep 2011 07:24
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:22

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