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Saturday, July 1, 2023

Collection of quotes about ALOHAnet

This post is a collection of quotes about ALOHAnet (initially released in 1971). There are 3 quotes listed below. License: CC BY-SA 4.0


1. "ALOHAnet became operational in June 1971, providing the first public demonstration of a wireless packet data network." (Wikipedia: ALOHAnet, 6.30.23 UTC 01:16)


2. "The Aloha network introduced the mechanism of randomized multiple access, which resolved device transmission collisions by transmitting a package immediately if no acknowledgement is present, and if no acknowledgement was received, the transmission was repeated after a random waiting time." (Wikipedia: ALOHAnet, 6.30.23 UTC 01:16)


3. "In the original system, the Menehune forwarded correctly received user data to the UH central computer, an IBM System 360/65 time-sharing system. Outgoing messages from the 360 were converted into packets by the Menehune, which were queued and broadcast to the remote users at a data rate of 9600 bit/s." (Wikipedia: ALOHAnet, 6.30.23 UTC 01:16)