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Postel And the Internet

Jon Postel, the man who hacked the Internet, in 1988 emailed 12 organizations that the Internet addresses and told them to reconfigure their servers so they would not pull addresses from the government backed servers in Virginia. According to the White House Postel had made the move without the approval of anyone and was trying to make a statement to show the Internets infrastructure failure. Postel was one of the first researchers at UCLA in 1969 to setup the first nodes of the ARPAnet, which would eventually become the modern Internet as we know it. He is one of the real first Internet researchers of his time and should be remembered as a founder of the Internet in the earliest changes. Postel died almost at the same time that ICANN was formed. To read further click here.