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TitleCasting the Net
Author(s)Peter H. Salus
PublishedMarch 1995
PublisherAddison-Wesley Pub Co
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Reviewer Koos van den Hout wrote:
A good book on the history of the Internet by an author who can give a very nice presentation on the subject of that history.

Reviewer Rob Slade wrote:
As with his earlier "Quarter Century of UNIX" , Salus has collected the important players and papers, to set out a history of the modern computer net. (This is not limited to the more strictly defined Internet, but encompasses the global, interconnected data communications web which John Quarterman (after William Gibson) has dubbed "The Matrix.") As well as the conceptual and ARPANET foundations, there are snippets from the development of Ethernet; email; OSI and protocol wars; UNIX; Usenet; Bit, Fido, and proprietary nets; applications; and security. A selection of the less serious RFCs provide diversions throughout the book. Salus' sources are excellent, but his writing style tends to be a bit terse. Still, for those who are seriously interested in the history of the net, this is reliable material, compiled in one place. copyright Robert M. Slade, 1995

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