[ih] Fate of Alohanet
mbaer at cs.tu-berlin.de
Thu Feb 25 01:40:30 PST 2010
I gather from the literature (largely Abramson and Kuo) that Alohanet
got connected to the Arpanet by means of an IMP at the Hawaii University
in late 1972; then, by 1974 they had NCP and Telnet sufficiently up in
the Menehune to allow terminal connections to the Arpanet; and, finally,
in 1976 the whole project died for lack of further funding. No further
information was provided for the latter point.
Does anyone know a specific reason why they discontinued Alohanet? Did
the landlines get better, and thus the raison d'etre vanished? What
happened to the IMP, did it stay connected to the Arpanet?
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