Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Jonathan (Jon) Bruce Postel
Born: October 6, 1943
Death: October 16, 1998 (Age: 55)
Computer related contributions
- American computer scientist who made many significant contributions to the development of the Internet, particularly with respect to standards.
- Help create DNS with Paul Mockapetris.
- He is known principally for being the Editor of the Request for Comment (RFC) document series, and for administering the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) until his death.
Honors and awards
- Internet Society's Postel Award is named in his honor
"Be conservative in what you send, liberal in what you accept"