His PhD thesis adviser and his friend
sum up the feelings of the Internet community in this DejaNews post.
The New York Times' obituary is
here. You can also find an
interview with Jon Postel from July.
His homepage is
simple and to the point.
Over 30 of you wrote in to tell us that Jon Postel,
died of complications
after heart surgery at the age of 55.
For those who don't know who Postel, he's the
admin (as head of the IANA
controlling the root name server
setup and being a guiding force in the current government domain
name wrangling. He was the voice of reason against many of
the government's less-than-intelligent proposals for
restructuring DNS. He was also editor of most of the 2500
I'd like to thank
and Jeff Garzik
whose material was used to compile this report.