Sigh. 16 years ago today.

Daniël W. Crompton daniel.crompton at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 09:49:59 UTC 2014


At the time he died I was just being introduced to Internet, and first read
his name when reading rfc 821. I had never really heard of Jon Postel's
legacy until a remembrance on this list some years back which is when I
added a reminder to my calendar. Every year it reminds me that "*if I have
seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.*"

D.



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On 16 October 2014 20:18, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:

>
> On Oct 15, 2014, at 23:20 , Larry Sheldon <larrysheldon at cox.net> wrote:
>
> > On 10/15/2014 23:42, Rodney Joffe wrote:
> >> https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2468.txt
> >>
> >
> > I posted this to Facebook a while ago:
> >
> > From NANOG
> >
> > Subject: Sigh. 16 years ago today.
> >
> > https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2468.txt
> >
> > [Ed. note: The man being remembered was important, and in ways, still
> is. But I mention it also because it points out that whereas we bang our
> heads against soul-less monoliths, it seems, in the early days it was a
> really small, close-knit group that brought this Internet thing out of the
> labs and stood it up and made it play in remarkably productive ways.]
>
> In many ways, today, it is a larger and more diverse group, but the bottom
> line is that behind all those peering relationships, NANOG conferences,
> ARIN meetings, etc. are a dedicated group of engineers just trying to keep
> it all functional.
>
> Owen
>
> >
> > --
> > The unique Characteristics of System Administrators:
> >
> > The fact that they are infallible; and,
> >
> > The fact that they learn from their mistakes.
> >
> >
> > Quis custodiet ipsos custodes
>
>


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