Legacy internet

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The term Legacy internet is used to describe the global public internet using the IPv4 protocol, a legacy system, that has been around since the 1980s.[1]

Other uses[edit]

  • Has also been used to describe older connection mechanisms, e.g. older styles of Leased Line internet connections, or dial up connections.[2]
  • IP address allocations from before Regional Internet registry allocation policies applied, e.g. a lot of early class A and B registrations.
  • Legacy internet applications, e.g. older www standards and browsers.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ray Horak (2008). Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 252ff. ISBN 9780471774570. 
  2. ^ Nestor Bailly (November 15, 2011). "What’s AOL’s Profitable Mobile Business?". PSFK Labs. Retrieved 2014-08-13. 
  3. ^ Mary Meeker (1996). The Internet Report. HarperBusiness. pp. 4=1, 4–8. ISBN 9780887308260. 

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