Bob Hinden
(Robert M. Hinden)

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Bob Hinden is the co-inventor of IPv6. He is a Check Point Fellow at Check Point Software, co-chairs the IETF 6MAN IPv6 working group. Bob Hinden was co-recipient of the 2008 IEEE Internet Award for pioneering work in the development of the first Internet routers.

Bob Hinden was the Chair of the Internet Society Board of Trustees from 2013 to 2016, and a member of the Board of Trustees from 2010-2016. Previously at Nokia, he was a Nokia Fellow, Chief Internet Technologist at Nokia Networks, and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at the Nokia IP Routing Group.

Bob Hinden was one of the early employees (i.e., employee number 4) of Ipsilon Networks, Inc. Ipsilon was acquired by Nokia on December 31, 1997. He was previously employed at Sun Microsystems where he was responsible for the Internet Engineering group that implements internet protocols for Sun's operating systems. Prior to this he worked at Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, Inc. on a variety of internetwork related projects including the first operational internet router and one of the first TCP/IP implementations.

Bob Hinden was co-recipient of the 2008 IEEE Internet Award for pioneering work in the development of the first Internet routers.

Bob Hinden has been active in the IETF since 1985 and is the author of forty two RFCs, including three April 1 RFCs. He served as the chair of the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) from 2009 through 2013. Prior to this he served on the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), was Area Director for Routing in the Internet Engineering Steering group from 1987 to 1994, and chaired the IPv6, Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol, Simple Internet Protocol Plus, IPAE, the IP over ATM, and the Open Routing working groups. He is also a member of the RFC Editorial Board and the RFC Series Oversight Committee.

Bob Hinden holds an B.S.E.E., and a M.S. in Computer Science from Union College, Schenectady, New York.

RFCs (42)

rfc1151 Apr 1990 Version 2 of the Reliable Data Protocol (RDP)
Cited by 4 RFCs
rfc1264 Oct 1991 Internet Engineering Task Force Internet Routing Protocol Standardization Criteria
Cited by 30 RFCs
rfc1517 Sep 1993 Applicability Statement for the Implementation of Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
Cited by 6 RFCs
rfc1710 Oct 1994 Simple Internet Protocol Plus White Paper
Cited by 3 RFCs
rfc1883 Dec 1995 Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification
Cited by 32 RFCs
rfc1884 Dec 1995 IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture
Cited by 26 RFCs
rfc1897 Jan 1996 IPv6 Testing Address Allocation
Cited by 4 RFCs
rfc1955 Jun 1996 New Scheme for Internet Routing and Addressing (ENCAPS) for IPNG
Cited by 4 RFCs
rfc1987 Aug 1996 Ipsilon's General Switch Management Protocol Specification Version 1.1
Cited by 7 RFCs
rfc2073 Jan 1997 An IPv6 Provider-Based Unicast Address Format
Cited by 2 RFCs
rfc2297 Mar 1998 Ipsilon's General Switch Management Protocol Specification Version 2.0
Cited by 4 RFCs
rfc2338 Apr 1998 Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
Cited by 7 RFCs
rfc2373 Jul 1998 IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture
Cited by 87 RFCs
rfc2374 Jul 1998 An IPv6 Aggregatable Global Unicast Address Format
Cited by 15 RFCs
rfc2375 Jul 1998 IPv6 Multicast Address Assignments
Cited by 13 RFCs
rfc2450 Dec 1998 Proposed TLA and NLA Assignment Rule
Cited by 3 RFCs
rfc2460 Dec 1998 Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification
Cited by 334 RFCs
rfc2471 Dec 1998 IPv6 Testing Address Allocation
Cited by 10 RFCs
rfc2675 Aug 1999 IPv6 Jumbograms
Cited by 17 RFCs
rfc2732 Dec 1999 Format for Literal IPv6 Addresses in URL's
Cited by 22 RFCs
rfc2928 Sep 2000 Initial IPv6 Sub-TLA ID Assignments
Cited by 5 RFCs
rfc3513 Apr 2003 Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Addressing Architecture
Cited by 62 RFCs
rfc3587 Aug 2003 IPv6 Global Unicast Address Format
Cited by 9 RFCs
rfc3701 Mar 2004 6bone (IPv6 Testing Address Allocation) Phaseout
Cited by 4 RFCs
rfc3768 Apr 2004 Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
Cited by 7 RFCs
rfc4193 Oct 2005 Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses
Cited by 70 RFCs
rfc4291 Feb 2006 IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture
Cited by 184 RFCs
rfc4311 Nov 2005 IPv6 Host-to-Router Load Sharing
Cited by 6 RFCs
rfc5075 Nov 2007 IPv6 Router Advertisement Flags Option
rfc5175 Mar 2008 IPv6 Router Advertisement Flags Option
Cited by 1 RFC
rfc6214 Mar 2011 Adaptation of RFC 1149 for IPv6
Cited by 1 RFC
rfc6874 Feb 2013 Representing IPv6 Zone Identifiers in Address Literals and Uniform Resource Identifiers
Cited by 6 RFCs
rfc6921 Apr 2013 Design Considerations for Faster-Than-Light (FTL) Communication
Cited by 1 RFC
rfc8136 Apr 2017 Additional Transition Functionality for IPv6
rfc8200 Jul 2017 Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification
Cited by 47 RFCs
rfc8201 Jul 2017 Path MTU Discovery for IP version 6
Cited by 18 RFCs
rfc8507 Dec 2018 Simple Internet Protocol (SIP) Specification
rfc869 Dec 1983 Host Monitoring Protocol
Cited by 23 RFCs
rfc8713 Feb 2020 IAB, IESG, IETF Trust, and IETF LLC Selection, Confirmation, and Recall Process: Operation of the IETF Nominating and Recall Committees
Cited by 5 RFCs
rfc8728 Feb 2020 RFC Editor Model (Version 2)
Cited by 3 RFCs
rfc8730 Feb 2020 Independent Submission Editor Model
Cited by 1 RFC
rfc8900 Sep 2020 IP Fragmentation Considered Fragile
Cited by 4 RFCs

Active Drafts (1)