Postel, Jon Bruce

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Wiki: Jon Bruce Postel
Links: http://www.postel.org/jonpostel.html

[RFC 2468] I REMEMBER IANA October 17, 1998.

August 6 1943 - October 16 1998


RFC 1336:

Jon Postel joined ISI in March 1976 as a member of the technical staff, and is now Division Director of the Communications Division. His current activities include a continuing involvement with the evolution of the Internet through the work of the various ISI projects on Gigabit Networking, Multimedia Conferencing, Protocol Engineering, Los Nettos, Parallel Computing System Research, and the Fast Parts Automated Broker. Previous work at ISI included the creation of the "Los Nettos" regional network for the Los Angeles area, creating prototype implementations of several of the protocols developed for the Internet community, including the Simple Mail Transport Protocol, the Domain Name Service, and an experimental Multimedia Mail system. Earlier Jon studied the possible approaches for converting the ARPANET from the NCP protocol to the TCP protocol. Participated in the design of many protocols for the Internet community.

Before moving to ISI, Jon worked at SRI International in Doug Engelbart's group developing the NLS (later called Augment) system. While at SRI Jon led a special project to develop protocol specifications for the Defense Communication Agency for AUTODIN-II. Most of the development effort during this period at ARC was focused on the National Software Works. Prior to working at SRI, Jon spent a few months with Keydata redesigning and reimplementing the NCP in the DEC PDP-15 data management system used by ARPA. Before Keydata, Jon worked at the Mitre Corporation in Virginia where he conducted a study of ARPANET Network Control Protocol implementations.

Jon received his B.S. and M.S. in Engineering in 1966 and 1968 (respectively) from UCLA, and the Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1974 from UCLA.


RFCs:

[IEN 2] Comments on Internet Protocol and TCP.

[IEN 3] INTERNET Meeting Notes: 15 August 1977.

[IEN 12] Issues in Reliable Host-to-Host Protocols.

[IEN 39] NSW Data Representation (NSWB8).

[IEN 61] Internet Name Server.

[IEN 72] Multiplexing Protocol.

[IEN 88] User Datagram Protocol.

[IEN 89] Internet Name Server.

[IEN 90] Multiplexing Protocol.

[IEN 91] Address Mappings.

[IEN 92] Protocol Options.

[IEN 94] Internet Protocol Handbook.

[IEN 95] Source Routing.

[IEN 98] TCP Implementation Status.

[IEN 114] PROTOCOL OPTIONS.

[IEN 115] ADDRESS MAPPINGS.

[IEN 116] INTERNET NAME SERVER.

[IEN 118] Internet Protocol Handbook.

[IEN 121] Internet Meeting Notes - 10, 11, 12 & 13 September 1979.

[IEN 134] Internet Meeting Notes - 4, 5, & 6 February 1980.

[IEN 135] ADDRESSING MOBILE HOSTS IN THE ARPA INTERNET ENVIRONMENT.

[IEN 142] Time Server.

[IEN 145] Internet Meeting Notes - 14 & 15 May 1980.

[IEN 150] TCP JSYS CALLING SEQUENCES.

[IEN 160] Internet Meeting Notes -- 7-8-9 October 1980.

[IEN 165] About addressing in the WBnet.

[IEN 170] ON IP-ADDRESSING.

[IEN 175] Internet Meeting Notes -- 28-29-30 January 1981.

[IEN 177] Comments on Action Items from the January Meeting.

[IEN 191] Comments on Rosen's Memos.

[RFC 45] New Protocol is Coming.

[RFC 47] BBN's Comments on NWG/RFC #33.

[RFC 48] A Possible Protocol Plateau.

[RFC 54] An Official Protocol Proffering.

[RFC 54] An Official Protocol Proffering.

[RFC 55] A Prototypical Implementation of the NCP.

[RFC 77] Network Meeting Report.

[RFC 104] Link 191.

[RFC 127] Comments on RFC 123.

[RFC 128] BYTES.

[RFC 143] Regarding Proferred Official ICP.

[RFC 145] Initial Connection Protocol Control Commands.

[RFC 165] A Proferred Official Initial Connection Protocol.

[RFC 174] UCLA-Computer Science Graphics Overview.

[RFC 176] Comments on Byte Size for Connections.

[RFC 202] Comments on the Initial Connection Protocol (ICP).

[RFC 204] Sockets in use.

[RFC 229] STANDARD HOST NAMES.

[RFC 236] STANDARD HOST NAMES.

[RFC 268] Graphics Facilities Information.

[RFC 295] Report of the Protocol Workshop.

[RFC 317] Official Host-Host Protocol Modification: Assigned Link Numbers.

[RFC 318] Telnet Protocol.

[RFC 322] Well Known Socket Numbers.

[RFC 324] RJE Protocol Meeting.

[RFC 328] Suggested Telnet Protocol Changes.

[RFC 346] Satellite Considerations.

[RFC 347] Echo Process.

[RFC 348] Discard Process.

[RFC 349] Proposed Standard Socket Numbers.

[RFC 357] An Echoing Strategy For Satellite Links.

[RFC 408] NETBANK.

[RFC 417] LINK USAGE VIOLATION.

[RFC 429] Character Generator Process.

[RFC 433] Socket Number List.

[RFC 489] Comment on Resynchronization of Connection Status Proposal.

[RFC 503] Socket Number List.

[RFC 516] LOST MESSAGE DETECTION.

[RFC 539] Thoughts on the Mail Protocol Proposed in RFC 524.

[RFC 560] Remote Controlled Transmission and Echoing Telnet Option.

[RFC 580] Note to protocol designers and implementers.

[RFC 581] Corrections to RFC 560 - Remote Controlled Transmission and Echoing Telnet Option.

[RFC 587] Announcing New Telnet Options.

[RFC 593] Telnet and FTP Implementation Schedule Change.

[RFC 604] Assigned Link Numbers.

[RFC 640] Revised FTP Reply Codes.

[RFC 659] Announcing Addtional Telnet Options.

[RFC 661] Protocol Information.

[RFC 694] Protocol Information.

[RFC 699] Requests For Comments Summary Notes: 600-699.

[RFC 706] On the Junk Mail Problem.

[RFC 717] Assigned Network Numbers.

[RFC 718] Comments on RCTE from the TENEX Implementation Experience.

[RFC 719] Discussion on RCTE.

[RFC 726] Remote Controlled Transmssion and Echoing Telnet Option.

[RFC 730] Extensible Field Addressing.

[RFC 739] ASSIGNED NUMBERS.

[RFC 750] ASSIGNED NUMBERS.

[RFC 753] INTERNET MESSAGE PROTOCOL.

[RFC 754] Out-of-Net Host Addresses for Mail.

[RFC 755] ASSIGNED NUMBERS.

[RFC 758] ASSIGNED NUMBERS.

[RFC 759] INTERNET MESSAGE PROTOCOL.

[RFC 760] DOD STANDARD INTERNET PROTOCOL.

[RFC 761] DOD STANDARD TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROTOCOL.

[RFC 762] ASSIGNED NUMBERS.

[RFC 764] TELNET PROTOCOL SPECIFICATION.

[RFC 765] FILE TRANSFER PROTOCOL.

[RFC 766] Internet Protocol Handbook.

[RFC 767] A STRUCTURED FORMAT FOR TRANSMISSION OF MULTI-MEDIA DOCUMENTS.

[RFC 768] User Datagram Protocol.

[RFC 769] Rapicom 450 Facsimile File Format.

[RFC 770] ASSIGNED NUMBERS.

[RFC 771] MAIL TRANSITION PLAN.

[RFC 772] MAIL TRANSFER PROTOCOL.

[RFC 774] Internet Protocol Handbook Table of Contents.

[RFC 776] ASSIGNED NUMBERS.

[RFC 777] Internet Control Message Protocol.

[RFC 780] MAIL TRANSFER PROTOCOL.

[RFC 784] MAIL TRANSFER PROTOCOL: ISI TOPS20 IMPLEMENTATION.

[RFC 785] MAIL TRANSFER PROTOCOL: ISI TOPS20 FILE DEFINITIONS.

[RFC 786] MAIL TRANSFER PROTOCOL: ISI TOPS20 MTP-NIMAIL INTERFACE.

[RFC 788] SIMPLE MAIL TRANSFER PROTOCOL.

[RFC 790] ASSIGNED NUMBERS.

[RFC 791] Internet Protocol.

[RFC 792] Internet Control Message Protocol.

[RFC 793] Transmission Control Protocol.

[RFC 795] SERVICE MAPPINGS.

[RFC 796] ADDRESS MAPPINGS.

[RFC 800] Requests For Comments Summary Notes: 700-799.

[RFC 801] NCP/TCP TRANSITION PLAN.

[RFC 805] Computer Mail Meeting Notes.

[RFC 807] Multimedia Mail Meeting Notes.

[RFC 808] SUMMARY OF COMPUTER MAIL SERVICES MEETING HELD AT BBN ON 10 JANUARY 1979.

[RFC 818] The Remote User Telnet Service.

[RFC 819] The Domain Naming Convention for Internet User Applications.

[RFC 820] ASSIGNED NUMBERS.

[RFC 821] Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.

[RFC 825] Request for Comments on Requests for Comments.

[RFC 840] Official Protocols.

[RFC 847] SUMMARY OF SMALLBERG SURVEYS.

[RFC 854] TELNET Protocol Specification.

[RFC 855] TELNET Option Specifications.

[RFC 856] TELNET BINARY TRANSMISSION.

[RFC 857] TELNET ECHO OPTION.

[RFC 858] TELNET SUPPRESS GO AHEAD OPTION.

[RFC 859] TELNET STATUS OPTION.

[RFC 860] TELNET TIMING MARK OPTION.

[RFC 861] TELNET EXTENDED OPTIONS - LIST OPTION.

[RFC 862] Echo Protocol.

[RFC 863] Discard Protocol.

[RFC 864] Character Generator Protocol.

[RFC 865] Quote of the Day Protocol.

[RFC 866] Active Users.

[RFC 867] Daytime Protocol.

[RFC 868] Time Protocol.

[RFC 870] ASSIGNED NUMBERS.

[RFC 879] The TCP Maximum Segment Size and Related Topics.

[RFC 880] OFFICIAL PROTOCOLS.

[RFC 881] The Domain Names Plan and Schedule.

[RFC 885] TELNET END OF RECORD OPTION.

[RFC 890] Exterior Gateway Protocol Implementation Schedule.

[RFC 895] A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams over Experimental Ethernet Networks.

[RFC 897] Domain Name System Implementation Schedule.

[RFC 898] GATEWAY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP MEETING NOTES.

[RFC 899] Requests For Comments Summary Notes: 800-899.

[RFC 900] Assigned numbers.

[RFC 901] OFFICIAL ARPA-INTERNET PROTOCOLS.

[RFC 902] ARPA-Internet Protocol Policy.

[RFC 920] Domain Requirements.

[RFC 921] Domain Name System Implementation Schedule - Revised.

[RFC 923] ASSIGNED NUMBERS.

[RFC 924] OFFICIAL ARPA-INTERNET PROTOCOLS.

[RFC 925] Multi-LAN Address Resolution.

[RFC 937] POST OFFICE PROTOCOL - VERSION 2.

[RFC 943] ASSIGNED NUMBERS.

[RFC 944] OFFICIAL ARPA-INTERNET PROTOCOLS.

[RFC 945] A DoD Statement on the NRC Report.

[RFC 950] IP Subnet Extension.

[RFC 959] File Transfer Protocol (FTP).

[RFC 961] OFFICIAL ARPA-INTERNET PROTOCOLS.

[RFC 978] VOICE FILE INTERCHANGE PROTOCOL (VFIP).

[RFC 980] Protocol Document Order Information.

[RFC 990] ASSIGNED NUMBERS.

[RFC 991] OFFICIAL ARPA-INTERNET PROTOCOLS.

[RFC 997] INTERNET NUMBERS.

[RFC 999] Requests For Comments Summary Notes: 900-999.

[RFC 1000] THE REQUEST FOR COMMENTS REFERENCE GUIDE.

[RFC 1009] Requirements for Internet Gateways.

[RFC 1010] ASSIGNED NUMBERS.

[RFC 1011] OFFICIAL INTERNET PROTOCOLS.

[RFC 1012] BIBLIOGRAPHY OF REQUEST FOR COMMENTS 1 THROUGH 999.

[RFC 1016] Something a Host Could Do with Source Quench: The Source Quench Introduced Delay (SQuID).

[RFC 1025] TCP AND IP BAKE OFF.

[RFC 1042] A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams over IEEE 802 Networks.

[RFC 1046] A Queuing Algorithm to Provide Type-of-Service for IP Links.

[RFC 1060] ASSIGNED NUMBERS.

[RFC 1083] IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 1100] IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 1111] Request for Comments on Request for Comments Instructions to RFC Authors.

[RFC 1121] Act One - The Poems.

[RFC 1130] IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 1140] IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 1168] INTERMAIL AND COMMERCIAL MAIL RELAY SERVICES.

[RFC 1200] IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 1211] Problems with the Maintenance of Large Mailing Lists.

[RFC 1250] IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 1280] IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 1311] Introduction to the STD Notes.

[RFC 1340] ASSIGNED NUMBERS.

[RFC 1360] IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 1386] The US Domain.

[RFC 1410] IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 1480] The US Domain.

[RFC 1500] INTERNET OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 1536] Common DNS Implementation Errors and Suggested Fixes.

[RFC 1540] INTERNET OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 1543] Instructions to RFC Authors.

[RFC 1588] WHITE PAGES MEETING REPORT.

[RFC 1590] Media Type Registration Procedure.

[RFC 1591] Domain Name System Structure and Delegation.

[RFC 1600] INTERNET OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 1610] INTERNET OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 1620] Internet Architecture Extensions for Shared Media.

[RFC 1692] Transport Multiplexing Protocol (TMux).

[RFC 1700] Assigned numbers.

[RFC 1780] INTERNET OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 1796] Not All RFCs are Standards.

[RFC 1800] INTERNET OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 1818] Best Current Practices.

[RFC 1871] Addendum to RFC 1602 -- Variance Procedure.

[RFC 1880] INTERNET OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 1897] IPv6 Testing Address Allocation.

[RFC 1920] INTERNET OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 2000] INTERNET OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 2014] IRTF Research Group Guidelines and Procedures.

[RFC 2048] Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) Part Four: Registration Procedures.

[RFC 2050] INTERNET REGISTRY IP ALLOCATION GUIDELINES.

[RFC 2073] An IPv6 Provider-Based Unicast Address Format.

[RFC 2223] Instructions to RFC Authors.

[RFC 2278] IANA Charset Registration Procedures.

[RFC 2400] INTERNET OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS.

[RFC 2471] IPv6 Testing Address Allocation.

[RFC 2978] IANA Charset Registration Procedures.


Publications:

Feinler, E.; Postel, Jon B.
ARPANET Protocol Handbook.
January 1978. Network Information Center, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.

Estrin, Deborah.; Postel, Jon B.; Rekhter, Yakov.
Routing Arbiter Architecture.
August 1994. ConneXions, Vol 8, No 8.


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