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What were the major things that caused TCP/IP to become the internet standard protocol?

Back in the 1970's, there were essentially two candidates for a potential internet protocol suite: TCP/IP and ISO Open Systems Interconnection (OSI). OSI was being designed by a consortium of ...
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What were the major things that caused TCP/IP to become the internet standard protocol?

It was there and it worked, it was an open standard, and it was reasonably straightforward. (FWIW, I had a small role on the losing team, working in a corner of DECnet/OSI, aka DECnet Phase V, which ...
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What were the major things that caused TCP/IP to become the internet standard protocol?

I used to work at a university in the UK, and went to a talk on the history of JANet (the Joint Academic Network, one of the first National-area networks that links university campuses and other ...
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What were the major things that caused TCP/IP to become the internet standard protocol?

I think IP became ubiquitous because there really wasn't anything else to compete with it. You see IP is not a protocol for networking computers together, it's a protocol (actually a suite or ...
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What were the major things that caused TCP/IP to become the internet standard protocol?

One reason that the IP suite got everywhere is that there are good specifications for running it on top of various other networks. So if you're already using X.25 or ATM, you don't need to add more ...
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What were the major things that caused TCP/IP to become the internet standard protocol?

In the late '80s I was working for a university CS dept as the hardware manager. We had various computers with different networks running on them. At various points, we were running token ring (pushed ...
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