Fit for Purpose?
When Sir Tim Berners-Lee devised the World Wide Web in 1989, there was no way he could have predicted the huge impact it was to have on the world. Personal computers were prohibitively expensive and there was no easy way to communicate over long distances unless you could afford expensive WAN connections. Even then, there was no agreed communication model for all to follow.
Something needed to change and change came in the form of a new addressing standard for IP. Learning from mistakes made and responding to changes in business requirements, the Internet Engineering Task . . .
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