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Jon Postel's Biography

Jonathan Bruce Postel ( /pəˈstɛl/; August 6, 1943 – October 16, 1998) was an American computer scientist who made many significant contributions to the development of the Internet, particularly with respect to standards. He is known principally for being the Editor of the Request for Comment (RFC) document series, and for administering the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) until his death.

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Jon Postel News Stories

  • Powerful body that runs Internet backbone mulls future

      News Source: | 1 month ago
    Some came in suits, some came in stilettos, and some came in sci-fi t-shirts, but together they could shape the future of the Internet...Its name is one of numerous acronyms that can make the world of the Internet's managing forces seem impenetrable
  • Net Gain

      News Source: Foreign Affairs | 4 months ago
    For over a decade, the United States has promoted a free and open Internet as a central tenet of its foreign policy. To date, this has most visibly involved shaming governments that limit access to online content and developing tools that help
  • Mercury News editorial: U.S. must insist on Internet remaining free and ...

      News Source: San Jose Mercury News | 4 months ago
    China and Russia are launching cyberattacks at unprecedented levels, and the NSA's hacking and spying are destroying trust in technology at home and abroad. In that context, the Obama administration has announced plans to give up U.S. control of the

Jon Postel Blogs

  • Documents - IETF Tools - Internet Engineering Task Force

      Blog Source: | 4 months ago
    These base specifications must be correctly followed for interoperability. RFC 793 S: "Transmission Control Protocol", STD 7 (September 1981) (Errata) This is the fundamental TCP specification document [RFC0793]. Written by Jon Postel as&
  • US Cedes Control of Internet to Global Community | Women of ...

      Blog Source: | 4 months ago
    Icann has been in existence since 1998 when Jon Postel, a computer scientist at the University of Southern California and one of the early pioneers of the web, passed away. After his death, “the Commerce Department issued a contract to ...
  • Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | Daynotes Journal

      Blog Source: | 4 months ago
    Jon Postel must be spinning in his grave. When I registered this domain name more than 19 years ago, there was little bureaucracy and no charge for a domain name. I had to register an alias, which was initially RBT1 and changed during the ...

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