Recent Event Highlights: Number of hosts breaks 1,000,000, Number of hosts breaks 100,000, Commercialisation of Internet Born, Number of hosts breaks 1,000, and 18 more...
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. Apple surpasses one billion iTunes downloads.
. AOL announces that they will give for free virtually every service for which it charged a monthly fee, with income coming instead from advertising.
. The Research project "How much information 2003" finds that Instant messaging generates five billion messages a day (750GB), or 274 Terabytes a year and that e-mail generates about 400,000 terabytes of new information each year worldwide.
.in september There are 20,000,000 websites on the Internet, numbers doubling since February 2000
Internet phones catch the attention of US telecommunication companies who ask the US Congress to ban the technology (which has been around for years)
A number of Net related companies go public, with Netscape leading the pack with the 3rd largest ever NASDAQ IPO share value (9 August)
Number of hosts breaks 1,000,000
* Commercial Internet eXchange (CIX) Association, Inc. formed after NSF lifts restrictions on the commercial use of the Net. * Wide Area Information Servers (WAIS) Why is relevant?
* 300,000 Hosts. 1,000 News groups * ARPANET ceases to exist * Archie released files can be searched and retrieved (FTP) by name. * The World comes on-line (world.std.com), becoming the first commercial provider of Internet dial-up access.
The World comes on-line (world.std.com), becoming the first commercial provider of Internet dial-up access
2 November - Internet worm burrows through the Net, affecting ~6,000 of the 60,000 hosts on the Internet
* Number of hosts 28,000. * UUNET is founded with Usenix funds to provide commercial UUCP and Usenet access.
BITNET, the "Because It's Time NETwork" started as a cooperative network at the City University of New York, with the first connection to Yale. Provides electronic mail and listserv servers to distribute information, as well as file transfers.
# Computer Science Department research computer network established in USA. # USENET established using UUCP.
Meeting between Univ of Wisconsin, DARPA, NSF, and computer scientists from many universities to establish a Computer Science Department research computer network (organized by Larry Landweber).
Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom sends out an email on 26 March from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment (RSRE) in Malvern
Larry Roberts founds Telenet, the first commercial packet-switched data service
First international connections to the ARPANET: University College of London (England) and Royal Radar Establishment (Norway)
# 15 nodes (23 hosts) on ARPANET. # E-mail invented -- a program to send messages across a distributed network. Why is this relevant? * E-mail is still the main way of inter-person communication on the Internet today. * We will study how to use and send E-mail shortly in this course. * You will make extensive use of E-mail for the rest of your life.