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Why Care About Internet Standards?

Also, it’s important to know what’s out there, who designed what, and why.

Also, you’d know where to submit your ideas in case you come up with a better design for any of the protocols we’re going to study.

What Is an RFC?

The ’50s: The Cold War

In 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. In response, the U.S. government created ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency), which was responsible for developing emerging technologies which is part of the United States Department of Defense because both nations were in the midst of a cold war.

The ‘60s-’70s: ARPANET

  • In 1969, a communication network for the department of defense called ARPANET was established. Still, it needed to have a way for information to allow computers to talk to each other and exchange across the entire…


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