MONET – Monash university's campus LAN in the 1980s – a bridge to better networking

Barbara Ainsworth, Neil Clarke, Chris Avram, Judy Sheard

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    Abstract

    Monash University, Australia developed an in-house local area network called MONET during the 1980s to meet the needs of the university's computer users. The Monash University Computer Centre team created and installed an economical computer access network across an extensive campus with distributed computer installations and a large numbers of users. MONET was an early implementation of a Local Area Network (LAN) at a time when LAN concepts were evolving and specific hardware and software for the purpose did not yet exist. MONET became a successful large scale system that was in development and then operation to support all the University's computer services for over a decade. It was also commercialized and used by various other organizations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Communities of Invention and Innovation
    Subtitle of host publicationIFIP WG 9.7 International Conference on the History of Computing, HC 2016, Brooklyn, NY, USA, May 25–29, 2016, Revised Selected Papers
    EditorsArthur Tatnall, Christopher Leslie
    Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages23-48
    Number of pages26
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319494630
    ISBN (Print)9783319494623
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventIFIP WG 9.7 International Conference on the History of Computing, HC 2016 - Brooklyn, United States of America
    Duration: 25 May 201629 May 2016

    Publication series

    NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
    Publisher Springer New York LLC
    Volume491
    ISSN (Print)1868-4238
    ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X

    Conference

    ConferenceIFIP WG 9.7 International Conference on the History of Computing, HC 2016
    CountryUnited States of America
    CityBrooklyn
    Period25/05/1629/05/16

    Keywords

    • Computer history
    • Computer networks
    • LAN
    • Monash University
    • MONET

    Cite this

    Ainsworth, B., Clarke, N., Avram, C., & Sheard, J. (2016). MONET – Monash university's campus LAN in the 1980s – a bridge to better networking. In A. Tatnall, & C. Leslie (Eds.), International Communities of Invention and Innovation : IFIP WG 9.7 International Conference on the History of Computing, HC 2016, Brooklyn, NY, USA, May 25–29, 2016, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 23-48). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 491). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49463-0_2