Bob Braden

Alissa Cooper <> Thu, 19 April 2018 01:19 UTC

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I am writing to share the sad news that Bob Braden has passed away.

Bob's contributions to the development of the Internet were extensive. =
He was a legendary contributor to the early ARPANET Host-Host protocols =
for the IBM 360 machines and to TCP/IP early in its development. He was =
a member of the Internet Architecture Board at its inception and served =
there for 13 years. He created the End-to-End Task Force which =
eventually became the IRTF End-to-End Research Group, which he chaired =
for many years. Together with Joyce Reynolds, Bob exercised careful =
stewardship over the RFC series after Jon Postel's passing. He was the =
author of over 60 RFCs including the seminal series of RFCs beginning =
with RFC 1122, Requirements for Internet Hosts -- Communication Layers.

Bob was known for being particularly thoughtful, constructive, and calm =
in technical discussions. His friendly demeanor and wry sense of humor =
were appreciated throughout the community. And he was always willing to =
work for the good of the Internet.

So many in the IETF community have learned from him, been inspired by =
his work, and enjoyed his friendship. He will be deeply missed.