Paul Vixie

Paul Vixie

CEO, Farsight Security
Joined on September 17, 2003 – United States
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About

Dr. Paul Vixie is the CEO of Farsight Security. He previously served as President, Chairman and Founder of Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), as President of MAPS, PAIX and MIBH, as CTO of Abovenet/MFN, and on the board of several for-profit and non-profit companies. He served on the ARIN Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2013, and as Chairman in 2008 and 2009. Vixie is a founding member of ICANN Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) and ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).

Vixie has been contributing to Internet protocols and UNIX systems as a protocol designer and software architect since 1980. He is considered the primary author and technical architect of BIND 8, and he hired many of the people who wrote BIND 9 and the people now working on BIND 10. He has authored or co-authored a dozen or so RFCs, mostly on DNS and related topics, and of Sendmail: Theory and Practice (Digital Press, 1994). He earned his Ph.D. from Keio University for work related to the Internet Domain Name System (DNS and DNSSEC).

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France Wants IGF Replaced by World Internet Council

Wow! BIND9 9.10 Is out, and What a List of Features!

Taking Back the DNS

The Naive Arrogance of FUSSPs

On Mandated Content Blocking in the Domain Name System

Intelligence Exchange in a Free Market Economy

Why Saving the NomCom Means Saving ICANN Itself

End of the World/Internet on 31-March-2012?

Refusing REFUSED

Proposal on How SSL Certificate Industry Should Be Replaced Gains Some Momentum

Making Internet Faster: Google, OpenDNS and Others Announce Joint Effort

Taking Back the DNS

Alignment of Interests in DNS Blocking

New Top-Level Domains Approved by ICANN

Anycast, Unicast, or Both?

Using Domain Filtering To Effect IP Address Filtering

Anycast, Unicast, or Both?

Experts Urge Congress to Reject DNS Filtering from PROTECT IP Act, Serious Technical Concerns Raised

On Mandated Content Blocking in the Domain Name System

Whois Scared?

On Mandated Content Blocking in the Domain Name System

Whois Scared?

DEFCON 1 Status at ICANN

Perspectives on a DNS-CERT

Not a Guessing Game

Social Networking and Web 2.0 Creating DNS Performance Issues for Carriers

Reporting To God

Putting Multiple Root Nameserver Issue to Rest

A Further Look Into ORSN

Why I Am Participating in the ORSN Project

Putting Multiple Root Nameserver Issue to Rest

ICANN Needs a Good Root

U.S. Government to Retain Oversight of the Internet's Root Servers

.NET Bid Contenders

Sender ID: A Tale of Open Standards and Corporate Greed? - Part II

Sender ID: A Tale of Open Standards and Corporate Greed? - Part I

An Interview with the Lead Developer of SPF - Part I

Techies Wanna Do Policy

Paul Vixie on Fort N.O.C.'s

Topic Interests

DNSDomain NamesSpamCyberattackTop-Level DomainsInternet GovernanceSecurityRegistry ServicesRegional RegistriesCybercrimeICANNDDoSPolicy & RegulationIP AddressingWhoisCensorshipDNS SecurityAccess ProvidersEmailIPv6MalwareLawMobilePrivacyData CenterInternet ProtocolMultilinguismCybersquattingWeb

Recent Blogs

Painting Ourselves Into a Corner with Path MTU Discovery

Wow! BIND9 9.10 Is out, and What a List of Features!

Extreme Vulnerability at the Edge of the Internet - A Fresh New Universal Human-Rights Problem

On the Time Value of Security Features in DNS

DNS Firewalls In Action - RPZ vs. Spam

Popular Posts

Taking Back the DNS

DNS Changer

Not a Guessing Game

Why I Am Participating in the ORSN Project

Putting Multiple Root Nameserver Issue to Rest