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DNS Inventor Honored
Also first to implement SMTP
by Karl Bode 02:55PM Wednesday Jun 01 2005
Paul Mockapetris invented the Domain Name system some twenty-two years ago, and is being honored for the achievement, notes the BBC. Mockapetris also designed the first implementation of the internet's Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) for e-mail. He developed DNS while at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute. Now if we can only get companies like Comcast to learn how to use it properly.

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nwrickert
sand groper
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1 recommendation

Congratulations

The honor is well deserved.

TheSaint

join:2002-01-25
Hanover Park, IL

Nice to see...

...folks that have led the way be given their props from time to time.

Paul Mockapetris, John Postel and others, you make us proud.
Badonkadonk
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Naperville, IL
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Re: Nice to see...

It's truly amazing how revolutionary and far reaching such people and their developments have been.

retard3

@204.251.x.x

inventors

And Al Gore! he invented the internet! (sarcasm)

swsamurai
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Bakersfield, CA

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Re: inventors

I invented the split definitive. What do I get?:D
Badonkadonk
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Naperville, IL
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Not Just Comcast--Mediacom in Ft. Wayne area too

had problems over the Memorial Day weekend.

winky
Turn Left At The Moon

join:2001-02-11
Saint Louis, MO

Yeah, that DNS thing..

"Now if we can only get companies like Comcast to learn how to use it properly."
AND let us not forget VeriSign's recent perversion of it.
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If you can break it,I can fix it.Of course, It'll cost ya'

LeftOfSanity

@208.17.x.x

Get over it

Oh my god.....Will these people ever let this Comcast DNS issue go?

It happened almost 2 months ago, over a span of like 3 days. And it wasn't even down the WHOLE 3 days. It was like 6 or 8 hours at a time.
Plus it was due to hardware failure, not misusing it.

I can just see people still bitching next year "Damn Comcast sucks, remember that DNS outage in '04?"

Get something else to whine about. Like Car Insurance rates.

sean151
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Re: Get over it

don't you mean 05', lol, I'll just bitch about all the computer users misspellings and grammar errors.
B
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Smart AND Fun To Say


I could just say it all day.

Mockapetris.

Mockapetris.

Mockapetris.

It's a happy name.

-- B
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In a realm outside causality and function
gthomas1

join:2000-05-14
Yonkers, NY

DNS Inventor Honored

I thought it was invented by Al Gore?
unigamer

join:2005-06-01
Henderson, NV

Spam Mail Transfer Protocol?

So, he designed the first implementation of the Spam Mail Transfer Protocol?

LOL, just being facetious. I'm glad he's getting the honor - good Lord has the Net changed our lives.

oliphant
I Have 8 Boobies
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Corona, CA

Geniuses like this never get notariety...

...while you can't change the channel without seeing that whore Paris Hilton on TV.

It's truely a shame.
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Life is good without the headache of Comcrap HSI

LeftOfSanity

@208.17.x.x

Re: Geniuses like this never get notariety...

Here,Here.

I'll second that thought. Who the F watches that crap that keeps it on. That and that moronic American Idol.

shadowshack
strange days
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Sewell, NJ

Original thinkers

People like Mr. Mockapetris are brilliant, original thinkers worthy of all our admiration. Where would we be without them, I shudder to think?

FTCXtreme

join:2005-03-14
New Braintree, MA

Typical BBR turning a good news story into a flame

First you start off with a good news report. BAM!, If only Comcast can get their DNS to work properly. That happned 2 months ago. I remember it too, OH NO MY WEBPAGES WON'T LOAD PROPERLY. I was laughing at it too. You cant use the internet for 1 night and the world has gone to an end.
bmn
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Re: Typical BBR turning a good news story into a f

said by FTCXtreme:

You cant use the internet for 1 night and the world has gone to an end.
You have to remember, though, this is a geek site... For some of us, our work and out life is networks and, in some cases, the internet...
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Its back... From the dead.
Since the dawn of time, man has yearned to destroy the sun. -CM Burns

JakCrow

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said by FTCXtreme:

First you start off with a good news report. BAM!, If only Comcast can get their DNS to work properly. That happned 2 months ago. I remember it too, OH NO MY WEBPAGES WON'T LOAD PROPERLY. I was laughing at it too. You cant use the internet for 1 night and the world has gone to an end.
Actually, they're having ongoing problems. Comcast has been experiencing a DNS meltdown of sorts today still.

rob_in_chatt
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Chattanooga, TN

DNS

i wonder if he is available for employment with comcast to oversee that shitty infrastructure they call DNS?
afbase

join:2004-12-24
Granada Hills, CA

Bah Humbug

He forgot about the birthday paradox (sometimes known DNS cache poisoning) when he made all of this... sure a great man but DNS is 100% full proof. I give him a half a toast just the "hip hip" not the horay