The ARPAnet Crash of 1980

The ARPAnet crash of 1980 was a bizarre event as Rosen (1981) stated “network-wide disturbances are extremely unusual in the ARPANET”. The event was caused by a somewhat coincidental failure of an Interface Message Processor (IMP) in two manners which created an unlikely situation and the failure. IMPs were the translation processes on the ARPAnet, […]

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