[ih] inter-network communication history
John Linn via Internet-history
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Sat Nov 9 06:27:52 PST 2019
On 11/8/19 2:16 PM, Jack Haverty via Internet-history wrote, excerpting:
> Some other factoids I recalled:
> - The original ARPANET management software at BBN was called "U",
> for Utilities. Later we developed a successor tool, cleverly called
> "NU", for New Utilities. I'm pretty sure that the Internet management
> was integrated into NU when the NOC assumed 24x7 operations responsibility.
Yes. I got to write several pieces of the NU system, under Jim Herman's
direction and alongside others including Susan Bernstein, Brownell
Chalstrom, and Jim Dempsey. I still remember the thrill of debugging the
Unix-side code that ran the routing algorithm as driven by updates
forwarded from IMPs so as to derive a dynamic map of internode
connectivity. I can't comment on NU's possible subsequent extension to
Internet-level operations, as I wasn't still on the project at that point.
There was a paper on the system, in case anyone finds interest to
investigate it: P. J. Santos, Jr., H.B. Chalstrom, J. Linn, and J.G.
Herman, "Architecture of a Network Monitoring, Control and Management
System", Fifth ICCC, Atlanta, October 1980.
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