Jon Postel definition person
(Jonathan Bruce Postel, 1943 - 1998-10-16) /p*-stel'/ One of the Internet
's founding fathers. Jon's name is prominent on many of the fundamental standards
on which the Internet is built, such as UDP
. He ran IANA
for as long as anybody could remember, in fact for most of the time he *was* IANA.
He wrote STD 1
, STD 2
and several dozen other RFCs. His friend Vinton Cerf
noted his passing in RFC 2468.