January 1: ARPANET goes TCP/IP
Happy New Year
1983 – It was an order by the U.S. Under Secretary of Defense, Richard DeLauer. The ARPANET was to have finished a conversion from the Network Control Protocol it was on, to Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol. Otherwise known as TCP/IP.
The transistion went smooth, and everyone got a button for their hard work stating “I survived the TCP/IP transition”.
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