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Encyclopedia > Paul Vixie

Paul Vixie is the author of several RFCs and standard UNIX system programs, among them SENDS, proxynet, rtty and Vixie cron. In internetworking and computer network engineering, Request for Comments (RFC) documents are a series of memoranda encompassing new research, innovations, and methodologies applicable to Internet technologies. ... Filiation of Unix and Unix-like systems Unix (officially trademarked as UNIX®, sometimes also written as or ® with small caps) is a computer operating system originally developed in 1969 by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs including Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Douglas McIlroy. ... Vixie cron is a cron daemon originally coded by Paul Vixie 1987. ...

In 1988, while employed by DEC, he started working on the popular internet domain name server BIND, of which he was the primary author and architect, until release 8. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Digital Equipment Corporation was a pioneering American company in the computer industry. ... BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain, previously: Berkeley Internet Name Daemon) is the most commonly used DNS server on the Internet, especially on Unix-like systems, where it is a de facto standard. ...

After he left DEC, in 1994 he founded Internet Software Consortium (ISC) together with Rick Adams and Carl Malamud to support BIND and other software for the Internet. The activities of ISC were assumed by a new company, Internet Systems Consortium in 2004. Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Internet Software Consortium (ISC) was an organization that was founded by Rick Adams and Paul Vixie with funding from UUNET to develop and support a number of reference implementations of Internet software. ... Rick Adams was an Internet pioneer and the founder of UUNET, which, in the mid and late 1990s, was the worlds largest Internet Services Provider (ISP). ... Carl Malamud ( Born: 1959 ) is a leading force in getting government data online and in creating public works for the Internet. ... In January 2004 the projects, assets and staff of Internet Software Consortium were transferred to a new company, Internet Systems Consortium. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

In 1995 he cofounded the Palo Alto Internet Exchange (PAIX), and after Metromedia Fiber Network (MFN) bought it in 1999 served as the chief technology officer to MFN / AboveNet and later as the president of PAIX. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... PAIX initially stood for Palo Alto Internet Exchange, and was later remarketed as Peering And Internet eXchange, a service of Switch and Data. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... AboveNet, Inc. ...

In 1998 he cofounded MAPS (Mail Abuse Prevention System), a California nonprofit company with the goal of stopping email abuse. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Mail Abuse Prevention System (MAPS) was founded in 1996 as a non-profit organization to pioneer innovative anti-spam techniques (e-mail). ... E-mail spam, also known as bulk e-mail or junk e-mail is a subset of spam that involves sending nearly identical messages to numerous recipients by e-mail. ...

He also used to run his own consulting business, Vixie Enterprises.

Along with Frederick Avolio, he co-wrote the book Sendmail: Theory and Practice (ISBN 1-55558-127-7).

He has also stated that he "now hold[s] the record for 'most CERT advisories due to a single author.'" [1][2] The CERT Coordination Center was created by DARPA in November 1988 after the Morris worm struck. ...

Although working for ISC, the operator of the F root server, he recently decided to join the Open Root Server Network project and operates their L root server.[3] A root nameserver is a DNS server that answers requests for the root namespace domain, and redirects requests for a particular top-level domain to that TLDs nameservers. ... Open Root Server Network (ORSN) is a network of root nameservers for the Internet, operating since February 2002. ...

Vixie currently serves as a judge for Mozilla foundation's "Download Day", an attempt to set a Guiness World Record for most downloads in a single day for a new piece of software.[4] Mozilla was the official, public, original name of Mozilla Application Suite by the Mozilla Foundation, nowadays called SeaMonkey suite. ... Suresh Joachim, minutes away from breaking the ironing world record at 55 hours and 5 minutes, at Shoppers World, Brampton. ...


  1. ^ Vixie, Paul (2002-02-26). Re: Maformed SNMP Packet log/trace. North American Network Operations Group mailing list. Archived from the original on 2003-03-20. Retrieved on 2007-03-07. “note that i hold the single-author record for total CERT advisories, proving that in my copious youth i knew how to sling code but not how to manage risk.”
  2. ^ Graff, Mark G.; Kenneth R. "van" Wyk (2003). Secure Coding: Principles and Practices. O'Reilly, "Advance Praise" section. ISBN 0596002424. “If this book had existed when I was learning C in the early 1980s, then I might not now hold the record for 'most CERT advisories due to a single author.' Anyone who wants a coding job at ISC in the future should be prepared to demonstrate that they have read and understand Secure Coding.” 
  3. ^ Flaming Mountainside
  4. ^ Paul Vixie listed as a judge on the Firefox 3 2008 Download Day

Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
BIOGRAPHY - Paul Vixie (217 words)
Paul Vixie has been contributing to Internet protocols and UNIX systems as a protocol designer and software architect since 1980.
Paul is considered the primary modern author and technical architect of BINDv8 the Berkeley Internet Name Daemon Version 8, the open source reference implementation of the Domain Name System (DNS).
In 1995, Paul co-founded PAIX (Palo Alto Internet Exchange), which was sold to AboveNet in 1999, who in turn named Paul its Chief Technology Officer in 2000, and then President of the PAIX subsidiary in 2001.
Talk:Paul Vixie - ICANNWiki (299 words)
Vixie, a high-school dropout, was a precocious programmer, helping while still in his mid-20s write the domain-name software now used on most servers.
Vixie is turning his attention to what he feels is an even greater threat to how the Internet works: fragmentation.
Vixie that he set up ORSN in February 2002 because of his distrust of the Bush administration and its foreign policy.
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