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Bob Hinden
(Robert M. Hinden)

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.

Roles

Role Group Email
At Large Member The Tools Team (tools) bob.hinden@gmail.com
Chair IPv6 Maintenance (6man) bob.hinden@gmail.com
Reviewer Internet Area Directorate (intdir) bob.hinden@gmail.com

RFCs (42)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 1151 Apr 1990 Version 2 of the Reliable Data Protocol (RDP) 4 RFCs
RFC 1264 Oct 1991 Internet Engineering Task Force Internet Routing Protocol Standardization Criteria 30 RFCs
RFC 1517 Sep 1993 Applicability Statement for the Implementation of Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) 6 RFCs
RFC 1710 Oct 1994 Simple Internet Protocol Plus White Paper 3 RFCs
RFC 1883 Dec 1995 Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification 32 RFCs
RFC 1884 Dec 1995 IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture 26 RFCs
RFC 1897 Jan 1996 IPv6 Testing Address Allocation 4 RFCs
RFC 1955 Jun 1996 New Scheme for Internet Routing and Addressing (ENCAPS) for IPNG 4 RFCs
RFC 1987 Aug 1996 Ipsilon's General Switch Management Protocol Specification Version 1.1 7 RFCs
RFC 2073 Jan 1997 An IPv6 Provider-Based Unicast Address Format 2 RFCs
RFC 2297 Mar 1998 Ipsilon's General Switch Management Protocol Specification Version 2.0 4 RFCs
RFC 2338 Apr 1998 Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol 7 RFCs
RFC 2373 Jul 1998 IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture 87 RFCs
RFC 2374 Jul 1998 An IPv6 Aggregatable Global Unicast Address Format 15 RFCs
RFC 2375 Jul 1998 IPv6 Multicast Address Assignments 13 RFCs
RFC 2450 Dec 1998 Proposed TLA and NLA Assignment Rule 3 RFCs
RFC 2460 Dec 1998 Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification 338 RFCs
RFC 2471 Dec 1998 IPv6 Testing Address Allocation 10 RFCs
RFC 2675 Aug 1999 IPv6 Jumbograms 18 RFCs
RFC 2732 Dec 1999 Format for Literal IPv6 Addresses in URL's 22 RFCs
RFC 2928 Sep 2000 Initial IPv6 Sub-TLA ID Assignments 5 RFCs
RFC 3513 Apr 2003 Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Addressing Architecture 62 RFCs
RFC 3587 Aug 2003 IPv6 Global Unicast Address Format 9 RFCs
RFC 3701 Mar 2004 6bone (IPv6 Testing Address Allocation) Phaseout 4 RFCs
RFC 3768 Apr 2004 Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) 7 RFCs
RFC 4193 Oct 2005 Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses 75 RFCs
RFC 4291 Feb 2006 IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture 197 RFCs
RFC 4311 Nov 2005 IPv6 Host-to-Router Load Sharing 6 RFCs
RFC 5075 Nov 2007 IPv6 Router Advertisement Flags Option
RFC 5175 Mar 2008 IPv6 Router Advertisement Flags Option 1 RFC
RFC 6214 Mar 2011 Adaptation of RFC 1149 for IPv6 1 RFC
RFC 6874 Feb 2013 Representing IPv6 Zone Identifiers in Address Literals and Uniform Resource Identifiers 8 RFCs
RFC 6921 Apr 2013 Design Considerations for Faster-Than-Light (FTL) Communication 1 RFC
RFC 8136 Apr 2017 Additional Transition Functionality for IPv6
RFC 8200 Jul 2017 Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification 86 RFCs
RFC 8201 Jul 2017 Path MTU Discovery for IP version 6 37 RFCs
RFC 8507 Dec 2018 Simple Internet Protocol (SIP) Specification
RFC 869 Dec 1983 Host Monitoring Protocol 23 RFCs
RFC 8713 Feb 2020 IAB, IESG, IETF Trust, and IETF LLC Selection, Confirmation, and Recall Process: Operation of the IETF Nominating and Recall Committees 6 RFCs
RFC 8728 Feb 2020 RFC Editor Model (Version 2) 3 RFCs
RFC 8730 Feb 2020 Independent Submission Editor Model 1 RFC
RFC 8900 Sep 2020 IP Fragmentation Considered Fragile 12 RFCs

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