ICCC-74: A Status Report on Computer Networks.

by Eric F. Harslem


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A post-conference report on the Second International Conference on Computer Communication, held August 12-14, 1974, in Stockholm, focusing on the sessions dealing with computer networks. In the past two years, such networks have been developed in several countries, including Australia, France, Hungary, Japan, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, and the state of the art has advanced from dedicated, hardware-switched lines to multiplexed, high-speed communications and packet switching, with programmable communications processors freeing central processors from link control, error checking, and routing functions. Despite the similarities, there seems to be little commonality of effort, each network having its own protocols and structure. However, the British NPL and French Cyclades nets have been experimentally linked, with a single processor understanding the protocols of both. Regulatory issues, including those of data security and privacy, are only beginning to be addressed, and more attention to user convenience is needed. 11 pp. Ref.

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