Internet Essay

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Internet developments and their significance for healthcare J S Briggs & G H Early Healthcare Computing Group Department of Information Systems / Division of Computer Science University of Portsmouth 30th September 1998 This report has been prepared for Dr R G Curry (UPEL contract TRA9899579). Contents Introduction ............................................................................................................................ 3 Historical development of the Internet................................................................................... 3 Technical developments of the Internet planned or predicted to 2003 .................................. 4 3.1. Internet network infrastructure developments ............................................................... 4 Transmission media ....................................................................................................... 5 Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) sub-nets............................................................. 5 IP switching.................................................................................................................... 6 Metropolitan Area Networks.......................................................................................... 6 Local Area Networks ..................................................................................................... 7 3.2. Internet protocol developments...................................................................................... 7 Developments of the IP protocol.................................................................................... 7 Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) .......................................................... 7 Other protocols............................................................................................................... 8 4. Trends in

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