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UCLA's Leonard Kleinrock displays Internet's first router

Internet pioneer and UCLA computer science professor Leonard Kleinrock displays the Internet's first router, or "switch" -- known as an Interface Message Processor -- and describes the process of connecting it with UCLA's host computer, leading to the first-ever Internet message sent on October 29, 1969.
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1969. Charles Manson started a killing rampage, the Mets won, a man walked on the Moon, Woodstock left a generation stoned for years. Also, the internet was born.

It’s hard to appreciate that this mess of pipes that’s turned all of us into nerds that salivate over videos about the birth of the internet and allowed us to look at the menu before we get to the restaurant all began with a modest, military-sanctioned hook-up between two computers, one in UCLA, the other at Stanford University.

The first of those computers, the Internet’s first router, or “swit



Added: Nov-26-2009 Occurred On: Nov-25-2009
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