It was an alternative to ARPANET, to which many Computer Science departments did not have access. CSNET connected with ARPANET using the TCP/IP protocol, and ran TCP/IP over X.25, but it also supported departments without sophisticated network connections, using automated dial-up mail exchange. It was a forerunner to NSFNet.
- Living Internet: CSNet.
- Exploring the Internet: Round Three, Madison.
- Architecture of the CSNET Name Server 1983.
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