Paul Vixie

Paul Vixie is the chief executive officer of Farsight Security. He previously served as president, chairman and founder of Internet Systems Consortium (ISC); as president of the Mail Abuse Prevention System (MAPS), the Palo Alto Internet Exchange (PAIX), and Men In Black Hats/Helicopters (MIBH); as chief technology officer of Abovenet/MFN; and on the board of several for-profit and non-profit companies. He served on the ARIN board of trustees from 2005 to 2013, and as chairman in 2008 and 2009. Vixie is a founding member of ICANN Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) and ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). Vixie has been contributing to Internet protocols and UNIX systems as a protocol designer and software architect since 1980. He is considered the primary author and technical architect of BIND 8, and he hired many of the people who wrote BIND 9. He has authored or co-authored a dozen or so request for comments (RFCs), mostly on DNS and related topics, and of Sendmail: Theory and Practice (Digital Press, 1994). He earned his Ph.D. from Keio University for work related to the Internet domain name system (DNS and DNSSEC).

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