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Jon Postel Quotes

Jon Postel Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Jon Postel
Type:
Scientist
Nationality:
American
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    All this stuff was done via FTP but the web has put a really nice user interface on it. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    Another aspect of our work is multimedia teleconferencing. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    Being in the limelight has its minuses. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    But as soon as we got that higher speed access to the home there?s going to be a tremendous crunch on the backbones for a much higher speed bandwidth. People really ought to be planning for that. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    But I do have a computer at home and a pretty good ISDN connection. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    Everyone should have ten megabits and then the web will be a wonderful thing. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    Group discussion is very valuable; group drafting is less productive. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    I also administer the Internet Assigned Names Authority, which is the central coordinator for the Internet address space, domain names and Internet protocol conventions essential to the use and operation of the Internet. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    I got involved when I was a graduate student at UCLA when UCLA was the first site on the net. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    I got the notebook and got the list of RFCs. That's how I got to be RFC editor - by keeping the list of who is writing which one. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    I think they called me the closest thing to a God of the Internet. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    In a chemistry class there was a guy sitting in front of me doing what looked like a jigsaw puzzle or some really weird kind of thing. He told me he was writing a computer program. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    One of the things that is not so good is that a decision was made long ago about the size of an IP address - 32 bits. At the time it was a number much larger than anyone could imagine ever having that many computers but it turned out to be to small. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    One way to get high speed to the home is over cable systems. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    That was clearly surprising, interesting - a very interesting milestone was when you can pick up a magazine and read an article about some sort of computer related thing and they mention the word internet without explaining it. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    The Internet works because a lot of people cooperate to do things together. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    The overriding rule, if you want to run a domain, is to be fair. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    The routers get involved in this and they know that on the path between this router and that router a certain percentage of the bandwidth is reserved to these things and a certain percentage of it is allowed on a first come first served basis. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    The world wide web has really been quite spectacular and not something I would have predicted. Jon_PostelJon Postel
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    Then I started graduate school at UCLA. I got a part time research assistant job as a programmer on a project involving the use of one computer to measure the performance of another computer. Jon_Postel/21.php">Jon Postel
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    There was one issue on which there seemed to be almost unanimity: the Internet should not be managed by any government, national or multinational. Jon_Postel/22.php">Jon Postel
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    Within the Los Nettos community we are looking at higher speed connections, driven by our own need for good connectivity and sharing costs. Jon_Postel/23.php">Jon Postel
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    Years ago when you?d go to a working group most of the people in the working group would be from universities. Now most of the people are from companies who are building internet products and care what the standards turn out to be. Jon_Postel/24.php">Jon Postel