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

rfc1151 Apr 1990 Version 2 of the Reliable Data Protocol (RDP)
rfc1264 Oct 1991 Internet Engineering Task Force Internet Routing Protocol Standardization Criteria
rfc1517 Sep 1993 Applicability Statement for the Implementation of Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
rfc1710 Oct 1994 Simple Internet Protocol Plus White Paper
rfc1883 Dec 1995 Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification
rfc1884 Dec 1995 IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture
rfc1897 Jan 1996 IPv6 Testing Address Allocation
rfc1955 Jun 1996 New Scheme for Internet Routing and Addressing (ENCAPS) for IPNG
rfc1987 Aug 1996 Ipsilon's General Switch Management Protocol Specification Version 1.1
rfc2073 Jan 1997 An IPv6 Provider-Based Unicast Address Format
rfc2297 Mar 1998 Ipsilon's General Switch Management Protocol Specification Version 2.0
rfc2338 Apr 1998 Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
rfc2373 Jul 1998 IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture
rfc2374 Jul 1998 An IPv6 Aggregatable Global Unicast Address Format
rfc2375 Jul 1998 IPv6 Multicast Address Assignments
rfc2450 Dec 1998 Proposed TLA and NLA Assignment Rule
rfc2460 Dec 1998 Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification
rfc2471 Dec 1998 IPv6 Testing Address Allocation
rfc2675 Aug 1999 IPv6 Jumbograms
rfc2732 Dec 1999 Format for Literal IPv6 Addresses in URL's
rfc2928 Sep 2000 Initial IPv6 Sub-TLA ID Assignments
rfc3513 Apr 2003 Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Addressing Architecture
rfc3587 Aug 2003 IPv6 Global Unicast Address Format
rfc3701 Mar 2004 6bone (IPv6 Testing Address Allocation) Phaseout
rfc3768 Apr 2004 Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
rfc4193 Oct 2005 Unique Local IPv6 Unicast Addresses
rfc4291 Feb 2006 IP Version 6 Addressing Architecture
rfc4311 Nov 2005 IPv6 Host-to-Router Load Sharing
rfc5075 Nov 2007 IPv6 Router Advertisement Flags Option
rfc5175 Mar 2008 IPv6 Router Advertisement Flags Option
rfc6214 Mar 2011 Adaptation of RFC 1149 for IPv6
rfc6874 Feb 2013 Representing IPv6 Zone Identifiers in Address Literals and Uniform Resource Identifiers
rfc6921 Apr 2013 Design Considerations for Faster-Than-Light (FTL) Communication
rfc8136 Apr 2017 Additional Transition Functionality for IPv6
rfc8200 Jul 2017 Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification
rfc8201 Jul 2017 Path MTU Discovery for IP version 6
rfc869 Dec 1983 Host Monitoring Protocol