Jon Postel


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Jon Postel

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(Jonathan Bruce Postel, 1943 - 1998-10-16) /p*-stel'/ One of the Internet's founding fathers. Jon's name is prominent on many of the fundamental standards on which the Internet is built, such as UDP. He ran IANA for as long as anybody could remember, in fact for most of the time he *was* IANA.

He wrote STD 1, STD 2 and several dozen other RFCs. His friend Vinton Cerf noted his passing in RFC 2468.

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