Re: [IPsec] Fwd: Hugh Daniel has passed away

"Dan Harkins" <dharkins@lounge.org> Wed, 05 June 2013 22:54 UTC

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Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2013 15:54:16 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Dan Harkins" <dharkins@lounge.org>
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Subject: Re: [IPsec] Fwd: Hugh Daniel has passed away
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  That is certainly sad news. He brought a unique insight as well as a
unique sense of humor to the process. RIP Hugh.

  Dan.

On Tue, June 4, 2013 3:56 pm, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> This is off-topic, but important historically. Hugh participated in the
> IETF's early standardization of IPsec both as an active implementer and as
> an agitator.
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
>> From: Paul Wouters <paul@cypherpunks.ca>
>> Subject: Hugh Daniel has passed away
>> Date: June 4, 2013 3:32:56 PM PDT
>> To: ietf@ietf.org
>>
>>
>> Hugh Daniel passed away on June 3rd after what appears to have been a
>> heart attack.
>>
>> https://nohats.ca/hugh-of-borg.jpg
>>
>>
>> Those who met him, know him. Principled to the core, and very present in
>> any room, he compelled people to listen to him - both by what he said,
>> and how loud he said it.
>>
>> He has made many contributions during the early days of IPsec and
>> DNSSEC. He was a manager of the FreeS/WAN Project for many years and
>> co-founder of The Openswan Project and recently The Libreswan Project,
>> although his health prevented him from being as active and he wanted to
>> be in the last two years.
>>
>> I met him for the first time at the CCC summer conference in 1999. Our
>> car had broken down, and everyone around me suggested to find Hugh
>> Daniel
>> for help. He shone his freeswan photon light under the car, diagnosed
>> the problem, and put in a quick fix we could carefully drive to a repair
>> shop at 5km/h where we could tell the mechanic what to fix. We started
>> talking about Linux, crypto and he recruited me for the FreeS/WAN and
>> the goal to make the default mode of the internet encrypted. It is what
>> started me on IPsec, Opportunistic Encryption and DNS(SEC). In 2003,
>> he brought me to my first IETF in Vienna.
>>
>> Hugh, you are still causing a difference and we will raise a
>> non-aloholic
>> drink in your honour when we have reached the universal deployment
>> of encrypted communication for everything.
>>
>>
>>
>> 	"When you're NAT on the net, you're NOT on the net"  -- Hugh Daniel
>>
>
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