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History of FARNT: Laura Breeden

Alun Davies

FARNT was a regional consortium of smaller network operators that eventually helped drive the adoption of TCP/IP and the global Internet, as well as helping efforts to commercialize Internet access. Join Donald Sharp and Russ White as Laura Breeden discusses the origins of FARNT, it's importance in…

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George Sadowsky on the History of Networking

Alun Davies

George Sadowsky was a pioneer in recognising the importance of networking technology for economic development, particularly in developing economies. He has worked in over 50 countries to bring training and networking infrastructure to the local population. In this episode of the History of Networki…

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Google Networking: Richard Hay

Mirjam Kühne

Google fascinates network engineers because of the sheer scale of their operations, and their obvious influence over the way networks are built and operated. In this episode of the History of Networking, Richard Hay joins Donald Sharp and Russ White to talk about some past designs and stories of fa…

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Regional Perspectives - An African Perspective: Dawit Bekele

Mirjam Kühne

Dawit Bekele began his journey with the Internet while at college—but on returning to Africa, he discovered there was very little connectivity. While he was not involved in the initial stages of engineering the Internet in Africa, he began as an early user and proponent of connecting his home conti…

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The Early Internet at Harvard: Scott Bradner

Mirjam Kühne

Scott Bradner was given his first email address in the 1970's, and his workstation was the gateway for all Internet connectivity at Harvard for some time. Join Donald Sharp and Russ White as Scott recounts the early days of networking at Harvard, including the installation of the first Cisco router…

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Behind the Iron Curtain: Ivan Pepelnjak

Mirjam Kühne

Ivan Pepelnjak was a founding member of the first IX in Slovenia twenty-five years ago. He joins us to describe the origins of the Internet, from the first dial-up circuits to the founding of the first IX and local DNS services here on the History of Networking.

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LINX: Keith Mitchell

Mirjam Kühne

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is one of the first European Internet Exchanges created. Keith Mitchell joins the History of Networking to talk about the origins of LINX, and the important decisions that shaped its success and the IX community throughout Europe.

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APNIC and APRICOT: David Conrad

Mirjam Kühne

Each of the seven regional Network Internet Centers (NICs) has a unique origin story reflecting the time in which they were founded, and the operators and regions they represent. David Conrad joins the History of Networking podcast to discuss in the origins of the Asian-Pacific NIC (APNIC) and APRI…

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The First of April RFCs

Mirjam Kühne

This episode of the History of Networking is a little different. Because it was the first of April, we had a roundtable of several 1 April RFC authors discussing their work, and a short discussion on the history of the 1 April RFC series.

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Path Computation Element (PCE): Adrian Farrel

Mirjam Kühne

Path Computation Element (PCE) is designed to allow the computation of paths for MPLS and GMPLS Point to Point and Point to Multi-point Traffic Engineered LSPs. Adrian Farrel, who was involved in the early work on designing an specifying PCE, joins us in this episode of the History of Networking to…

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