# My History with the Web

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last posted Jan. 19, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

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I didn't have to run term for very long. At some point in 1994, University Computer Services decided to offer SLIP/PPP on the student dialup.

I can't be sure but I think I had a 14.4kbps modem at this stage.

There were no firewalls at this point, no DHCP and no NAT. Every computer on the network at UWA had its own static IP address. That meant that if you wanted SLIP/PPP access, you had to get assigned a static IP. A single subnet of 254 addresses was allocated for undergraduate students, and I got .1.

12 later thoughts