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

Brian Kantor Brian at
Tue Oct 16 03:16:18 UTC 2018

How soon we forget!

It was a telephone call to Jon (there was no email) in 1981 that
got my group the network that I still manage.  He was the editor
for the three RFCs that have my name on them.  I remember him as a
brilliant, kindly, efficient, helpful, and dedicated giant of the
early Internet.
	- Brian

On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 10:00:33PM -0400, Rodney Joffe wrote:
> 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.
> <Sigh>
> For those who care about the history of the Internet, and routing and addressing. And protocols…
> Oct 16, 1998.

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