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The '''Network Control Program''', canonically abbreviated to '''NCP''' (which people often, but incorectly think, stands for 'Network Control Protocol'), is the [[protocol]] run between [[host]]s connected to the [[ARPANET]] prior to the introduction of [[TCP/IP]].
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The '''Network Control Program''', canonically abbreviated to '''NCP''' (which people often, but incorectly think, stands for 'Network Control Protocol'), is the [[transport protocol]] run between [[host]]s connected to the [[ARPANET]], prior to the introduction of [[TCP/IP]].
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It runs over the [[Host-to-IMP Protocol]], and consists of two semi-separate protocols:
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* Initial Connection Protocol (ICP)
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* ARPANET Host-to-Host Protocol (AHHP)
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==Further reading==
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* Jon Postel, "Official Initial Connection Protocol", June 1971, NIC #7101, UCLA-NMC (this does not seem to be online, but an early version, which is almost identical to the final version, can be found [http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc165.pdf here])
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* Alex McKenzie; Jon Postel "[http://www.cbi.umn.edu/hostedpublications/pdf/McKenzieNCP1972.pdf Host-to-Host Protocol for the ARPANET]", October 1977, NIC #8246, Network Information Center
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==External links==
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* [http://www.chiappa.net/~jnc/tech/arpanet.html ARPANET Technical Information]
  
 
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Revision as of 20:57, 15 March 2018

The Network Control Program, canonically abbreviated to NCP (which people often, but incorectly think, stands for 'Network Control Protocol'), is the transport protocol run between hosts connected to the ARPANET, prior to the introduction of TCP/IP.

It runs over the Host-to-IMP Protocol, and consists of two semi-separate protocols:

  • Initial Connection Protocol (ICP)
  • ARPANET Host-to-Host Protocol (AHHP)

Further reading

  • Jon Postel, "Official Initial Connection Protocol", June 1971, NIC #7101, UCLA-NMC (this does not seem to be online, but an early version, which is almost identical to the final version, can be found here)
  • Alex McKenzie; Jon Postel "Host-to-Host Protocol for the ARPANET", October 1977, NIC #8246, Network Information Center

External links