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Jon Postel
  • Name: Jon Postel
  • Born: 08/06/1943
  • Died: 10/16/1998 (55 years old)
  • Known for: Request for Comment, Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, Postel's Law

Jonathan Bruce Postel (/pəˈstɛl/; August 6, 1943 – October 16, 1998) was an American computer scientist who made many significant contributions to the development of the Internet, particularly with respect to standards. He is known principally for being the Editor of the Request for Comment (RFC) document series, for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), and for administering the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) until his death. In his lifetime he was known as the “god of the Internet” for his comprehensive influence on the medium.

School: UCLA

Birth Place: Altadena, California, U.S.

Death Place: Santa Monica, California, U.S.

Source: Wikipedia

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