"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see"
--- Winston Churchill
This page provides a list of pointers to a set of old papers; with the first one goes back to 1964.
Over time I plan to add a few more to the list, as well as a brief description of each paper together with what I've learned from it.
"A Protocol for Packet Network Intercommunication"
Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn. IEEE Transactions on Communications, May 1974.
"Some Perspectives On Networks -- Past, Present And Future"
Paul Baran, in the Proceedings of Information Processing 1977.
"Reversibility and Stochastic Networks" (a book)
F. P. Kelly, 1979
"End-to-End Arguments in System Design"
J.H. Saltzer, D.P. Reed and D.D. Clark. ACM Transactions in Computer Systems, November 1984.
"NETBLT: A High Throughput Transport Protocol"
David Clark, Mark Lambert, and Lixia Zhang
SIGCOMM 1987, September 1987.
"The Design Philosophy of the DARPA Internet Protocols"
David D. Clark. SIGCOMM 1988.
"Architectural Consideration for a New Generation of Protocols"
David D. Clark and David L. Tennenhouse. SIGCOMM 1990.
Multicast Routing in a Datagram Internetwork
Steve Deering, Doctoral thesis, Stanford, December 1991.
"RSVP: A New Resource ReSerVation Protocol"
Zhang, Deering, Estrin, Shenker, Zappala
IEEE Network, September, 1993.
"A Reliable Multicast Framework for Light-weight Sessions and Application Level Framing"
Sally Floyd, Van Jacobson, Steven McCanne, Ching-Gung Liu, Lixia Zhang. SIGCOMM 1995.
"The Dawn of the Stupid Network"
David S. Isenberg, February/March 1998.
"Adaptive web caching: towards a new global caching architecture"
Scott Michel, K. Nguyen, Rosenstein, Zhang, Floyd, Jacobson
Computer Networks & ISDN Systems, November 1998.
"Building Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks with Low-Level Naming"
Heidemann, J., Silva, F., Intanagonwiwat, C., Govindan, R., Estrin, D., Ganesan, D., SOSP 2001.
"Tussle in Cyberspace: Defining Tomorrow's Internet"
David D. Clark, John Wroclawski, Karen R. Sollins, Robert Braden. SIGCOMM 2002.
"Why the Internet only just works"
Mark Handley. BT Technology Journal, July 2006.