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Radia Perlman: Stabilizing Networks through a Winding Career

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Radia Perlman doesn’t like computers. But she’s always been a problem-solver. And computers and software proved to have plenty of problems to hold her interest. It was only through a series of unexpected and unsolicited opportunities, however, that she even got into the field of computer...

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Sendmail Creator Eric Allman Brings Email to the Masses

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As part of a small crowd of early network pioneers at the University of California Berkeley, Eric Allman created Sendmail, which was one of the first mail transfer agents on the Internet and a key component of many email servers today. Still, Allman likes to emphasize that he was just one of many...

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Recognizing Internet Visionaries, Innovators, and Leaders From Around the World

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As the Internet Society celebrates 25 years of advocacy for an open, globally-connected, and secure Internet, we are honored to recognize some of the trailblazers who have fueled the Internet’s historic growth. On September 18, the Internet Society...

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Watch the 2017 Internet Hall of Fame!

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Since 2012, the Internet Hall of Fame has made it its mission to find and celebrate the people who have brought the global Internet to life, and this Monday, September 18, it will reveal the names of the 2017 inductee class. The ceremony will be held at 5:30 pm PDT at the University of California...

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Pioneering Sri Lanka’s Connection to the World

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When Gihan Dias wrote his first computer program in the late 1970s, he had never seen a computer. “I learned BASIC programming from a book, and wrote programs on paper,” he said. When he actually got to use a computer—in 1979—he knew he had found his passion. A few years later he met the Internet,...

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Susan Estrada on Early Networking and the Internet's Most Pressing Issues

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Although Internet development and the technology industry are fields that have been historically dominated by men, there have been some exceptional women who have made their mark, including Susan Estrada. Estrada in 1988 founded CERFnet, one of...

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David Clark and the Future of the Alternative Internet

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David Clark is known as one of the original architects of the Internet. Someday he may also be remembered for developing the Internet of the future. He’s already taken some key first steps, overseeing a National Science Foundation-funded project to get researchers to think more broadly into the...

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Paving the Way for Today's Internet Encryption Standards

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One does not have to get very far into a conversation with Stephen Kent to understand how he made it into the Internet Hall of Fame. Ask him how it all started, and you will find his path from Loyola University in his hometown of New Orleans to the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology in...

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How One Networking Pioneer Deployed the Sri Lankan Internet Amid Civil War

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Getting universities and governments to fund new programs is never easy. Throw in a few civil wars and even the most dogged of academics might be deterred. Not Abhaya Induruwa. While other academics in Sri Lanka were fighting for the basic “blackboard and chalk” type resources in the late 1980s, he...

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Breaking Rules to Break Ground in Global Internet's Earliest Days

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Teus Hagen is a self-admitted product of the “flower power culture” of the 1960s and ‘70s. And like many early Internet pioneers from that generation, it was his willingness to challenge authority – and break some rules – that played a crucial role in development of the global network as we know it...

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