Advanced Research Projects Agency Network


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Advanced Research Projects Agency Network

[əd‚vanst ri′sərch ‚prä‚jeks ‚ā·jən·sē ‚net‚wərk]
(computer science)
The computer network developed by the U.S. Department of Defense in 1969 from which the Internet originated. Abbreviated ARPANET.

Advanced Research Projects Agency Network

(networking)
(ARPANET) A pioneering longhaul wide area network funded by DARPA (when it was still called "ARPA"?). It became operational in 1968 and served as the basis for early networking research, as well as a central backbone during the development of the Internet. The ARPANET consisted of individual packet switching computers interconnected by leased lines. Protocols used include FTP and telnet. It has now been replaced by NSFnet.

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Yet its predecessor was originally formed in 1969 as a military network called Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPAnet) as part of the Department of Defense.
It was called ARPANET - Advanced Research Projects Agency Network. Soon American universities became involved and the system was split into two - ARPANET for civilian use and MILNET for the military.
The new form of scholarly communication--based on distributed digital network technology--was first exploited by academics and researchers because the ARPAnet (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) had expanded from its self-imposed confines of the nation's National Scientific Research Laboratories (where it was first developed and implemented) to reach out to the major academic centers and institutions at which the scientists at the laboratories had professional associations and colleagues.

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