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The TCP/IP Protocol
In 1994, the US Department of Defense made TCP/IP the standard for all military computer networking, which gave it a high profile and stable funding. In 1985, Dan Lynch and the Internet Architecture Board held a three day workshop on TCP/IP for the computer industry, which was attended by about 50 researchers and 250 vendor representatives. This meeting helped popularize knowledge of TCP/IP in the computer industry, and triggered the development of several TCP/IP networking products by different companies, starting the protocol on its way to become a commercial standard.
In September, 1988, Lynch organized an Internet convention that later became the Interop trade show. Fifty companies were invited to the first show to demonstrate interoperation of their TCP/IP packages, and five thousand engineers attended. The interoperability demonstration was successful, validating the network's open design and showing that the standard could become a multi-vendor product. The Interop show grew tremendously over the next twelve years, held annually in a new location around the world.
TCP/IP, originally built for low-reliability wireless packet radio networks, is now the most reliable and widely deployed network in the world. The IPv4 version developed in the 1970's remains the standard protocol in use today.
After examining a number of proposals, the IETF settled on IPv6, recommended in January 1995 in RFC 1752, sometimes also referred to as the Next Generation Internet Protocol, or IPng. Since then, a number of organizations, such as the IPv6 Forum, have been working towards its widespread implementation.
By 2004, IPv6 was widely available from industry and supported by most new network equipment. Practical feedback began to be being received from experience with integration with existing networks.