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NSFNET

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NSFnet

(National Science Foundation NETwork) The network funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, which linked five supercomputer sites across the country in the mid-1980s. Universities were also allowed to connect. In 1988, NSFnet was upgraded from its original 56 Kbps lines to T1 circuits. By the early 1990s, it was using a T3 line that served as the primary Internet backbone until 1995, when the Net became commercialized. See ARPAnet and Internet.
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structure, which continued to be used for many years after NSFNet was
It could be seen that different converters placements are obtained for K=3 and K=5 (in the case of NSFNet) and for K=4 and K=10 (in the case of EON), compared to Scenario II.
Entre 1989 y 1994 America Latina ya estaba conectada por TCP/IP (Internet) con NSFNET (National Science Foundation Network) (Dholakia, et al., 2003; Garay, 1999; Islas Carmona, 2011), mas este hecho no se puede confundir con una apropiacion tecnologica.
As TCP/IP was being developed and ARPANET and NSFNET were growing, someone had to be managing the existing networks.
Finally in 1994 the centralized routing protocols or NSFNet Internet Backbone was replaced by a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) which allowed direct communications between computers without having to go through the central system.
then operated by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as NSFNET. (11)
It was later popularized by the United States National Science Foundation (NSFNET), the first nationwide educational network linking universities and academic research establishments.
We consider the homogeneous ring topology of Fig 1 and the NSFNET topology of Fig.
* High Performance Computing and Communication Act of 1991 ("The Gore Bill") allows NSFNet to connect to commercial networks 1992 * Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) "Report to the Secretary of U.
development and maintenance of the core Internet backbone (NSFnet).