It's been 20 years today (Oct 16, UTC). Hard to believe.

Rodney Joffe rjoffe at
Tue Oct 16 02:00:33 UTC 2018

At NANOG two weeks ago, we had an interesting discussion at one of the lunch tables. One of the subjects we discussed was the original IANA, and RFC Editor, Jon Postel.

Seven of the ten people at the table had never heard of him. Maybe these days it no longer matters who he was, and what he meant to where we are today.


For those who care about the history of the Internet, and routing and addressing. And protocols…

Oct 16, 1998.

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