Interface Message Processors for the ARPA Computer Network.
Quarterly technical rept. no. 7, 1 Jul-30 Sep 74.
BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC CAMBRIDGE MASS
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The ARPA computer network provides a communication medium which allows dissimilar computers Hosts to interchange information. East Host is connected to an Interface Message Processor IMP, and IMPs are interconnected by leased common carrier circuits. There is frequently no direct circuit between two communicating Hosts, and the intermediate IMPs store and forward the information. IMPs regularly exchange information which is used to adapt routing to changing network conditions. IMPs also report a variety of parameters to a Network Control Center, which coordinates diagnosis and repair of malfunctions. Modified author abstract
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