[TUHS] In memoriam: Jon Postel

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Tue Oct 16 21:13:07 AEST 2018

    > From: Dave Horsfall

    > We lost Jon Postel, regarded as the Father of the Internet

Vint and Bob Kahn might disagree with that that... :-)

    > (due to his many RFCs)

You need to distinguish between the many for which he was an editor (e.g. IP,
TCP, etc), and the (relatively few, compared to the others) which he actually
wrote himself, e.g. RFC-925, "Multi-LAN address resolution".

Not that he didn't make absolutely huge contributions, but we should be


More information about the TUHS mailing list