BBN Internet Design Notes, 1981-1984
The Internet Design Notes (IDNs) were a sequence of internal BBN notes. According to Bob Hinden, the IDNs were part of BBN's Butterfly Gateway project, an effort to replace the PDP-11 based gateways with gateways based on the Butterfly Multiprocessor; and they were deployed in various places including the gateways between the Arpanet and Milnet.
Kathy Kerby collected the notes listed below for her own edification. Rather than discarding the notes in 2018, she passed her notebook containing the notes to Dave Walden for him to scan.
The notes included some critique of existing protocols and discussed some of the work being done for the Butterfly project. Kathy thinks some of these notes evolved into Internet Engineering Notes or RFCs.
- IDN-01 Internet Access Protocol Part 1, Eric Rosen, July 1981
- IDN-02 Internet Access Protocol Part 2, Eric Rosen, August 1981
- IDN-03 Process Organization Part 1, Eric Rosen, August 1981
- IDN-04 Process Organization Part 2, Eric Rosen, September 1981
- IDN-05 MultiBus Interface for the Butterfly, Ward Harriman, May 1983
- IDN-06 Chrysalis and Processes, Eric Rosen, September 1983
- IDN-07 More on Butterfly Chrysalis, Eric Rosen, September 1983
- IDB-08 Routing in Next Generation Gateway, Eric Rosen, October 1983
- IDN-09 Neighbors and Next-Door-Neighbors, Eric Rosen, October1983
- IDN-10 Routing to Exterior Networks in the Next Generation Gateway, Eric Rosen, October 1983
- IDN-11 More on Next-Door-Neighbors, Robert Hinden, November 1983
- IDN-12 Neighborly Protocols and Problems, Eric Rosen November 1983
- IDN-13 not in notebook
- IDN-14 Butterfly Gateway Process Structures, Eric Rosen, February 1984
- IDN-15 not in notebook
- IDN-16 Inter-process Communication Involving Routing, Eric Rosen, March 1984