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BITNET

(networking)
/bit'net/ (Because It's Time NETwork) An academic and research computer network connecting approximately 2500 computers. BITNET provides interactive, electronic mail and file transfer services, using a store and forward protocol, based on IBM Network Job Entry protocols.

Bitnet-II encapsulates the Bitnet protocol within IP packets and depends on the Internet to route them. BITNET traffic and Internet traffic are exchanged via several gateway hosts.

BITNET is now operated by CREN.

BITNET is everybody's least favourite piece of the network. The BITNET hosts are a collection of IBM dinosaurs, VAXen (with lobotomised communications hardware), and Prime Computer supermini computers. They communicate using 80-character EBCDIC card images (see eighty-column mind); thus, they tend to mangle the headers and text of third-party traffic from the rest of the ASCII/RFC 822 world with annoying regularity. BITNET is also notorious as the apparent home of BIFF.

BITNET

A worldwide communications network founded in 1981 that served higher education and research. Well known for its LISTSERV software for managing electronic mailing lists, for years, BITNET was the world's largest computer-based, higher-education network. It was gradually supplanted by the Internet.
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Now the reason so many of the things called Internet of Things are actually the BITNET of Things is that people think in terms of devices, like a light sensor or a thermostat or a switch, connected to a server that proxies its state to build an application.
"Our partnership will make it easier for UATP's member airlines to accept payments in bitcoin via a lightweight integration that avoids impact to downstream systems and leverages existing UATP reporting and refund interfaces," said Bitnet's vice president of solutions strategy, Akif Khan.
Founded in January 2014, Bitnet currently has offices in San Francisco, California and Belfast, Northern Ireland.
When you sent e-mail over BITNET, you could follow your e-mail's passage across the network through on-screen messages that announced its arrival at each node on the path to its destination.
If you use INTERNET instead of BITNET, the same message goes to LISTSERV@uicvm.uic.edu.
Even though we often equate computer-mediated communication with e-mail messages full of sterile ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) characters, once we are willing to work through that bias and begin to explore the other types of computer-mediated communication available on WANS, a whole range of methods for distributing and publishing hypermedia across WANS becomes possible even on today's Internet, BITNET, and USENET.
The Handicap Digest was first distributed via BITNET on June 6, 1986.
To stay current in a field, whether in mathematics, astronomy or electrical engineering, you must have access to a computer network such as Bitnet, they now say.
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 11, 2015-UATP, Bitnet enable acceptance of bitcoin payments at airlines
For instance, BITNET, a national network of universities, was born in 1981.