Paul Vixie

Paul Vixie

CEO, Farsight Security
Joined on September 17, 2003
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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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2020 - Jan 24 on Notice, Takedown, Borders, and Scale
2020 - Jan 24 on Notice, Takedown, Borders, and Scale
2019 - Dec 15 on What's Behind the Secure DNS Controversy and What Should You Do About It?
2018 - Jan 02 on Is it Finally Time to Eliminate Needs-Based IPv4 Transfer Policies?
2017 - Aug 02 on Nation Scale Internet Filtering -- Do's and Don'ts
2017 - Aug 02 on Nation Scale Internet Filtering -- Do's and Don'ts
2017 - Mar 01 on ICANN Drifting Toward Online Content Regulation, Says Law Professor
2016 - Feb 17 on PIR Invites Bids for .Org Back-End Operations
2015 - Oct 27 on Russia Attempts Large Scale Experiment to Isolate Country from Global Internet
2015 - Oct 27 on Content Policing Not Our Responsibility, Says ICANN CEO
2015 - Oct 27 on ICANN Must Stop Resisting Accountability Changes, Warn US Senators
2015 - Oct 26 on We're Almost There... IANA Stewardship Transition
2015 - Oct 26 on Reconsideration Request Denied
2015 - Oct 26 on Steering Website Traffic with Managed DNS vs. IP Anycast
2015 - Oct 09 on Taking Back the DNS
2015 - Apr 22 on Internet Security Marketing: Buyer Beware
2014 - Nov 12 on Secure Unowned Hierarchical Anycast Root Name Service - And an Apologia
2014 - Nov 08 on Secure Unowned Hierarchical Anycast Root Name Service - And an Apologia
2014 - Jul 17 on France Wants IGF Replaced by World Internet Council
2014 - May 04 on Wow! BIND9 9.10 Is out, and What a List of Features!
2014 - May 03 on Wow! BIND9 9.10 Is out, and What a List of Features!
2014 - May 03 on Wow! BIND9 9.10 Is out, and What a List of Features!
2014 - Feb 25 on Taking Back the DNS
2014 - Feb 25 on Taking Back the DNS
2013 - Dec 28 on The Naive Arrogance of FUSSPs
2013 - Dec 13 on On Mandated Content Blocking in the Domain Name System
2013 - Jun 11 on Intelligence Exchange in a Free Market Economy
2012 - Sep 16 on Why Saving the NomCom Means Saving ICANN Itself
2012 - Feb 21 on End of the World/Internet on 31-March-2012?
2012 - Jan 14 on Refusing REFUSED
2011 - Oct 03 on Making Internet Faster: Google, OpenDNS and Others Announce Joint Effort
2011 - Aug 05 on Taking Back the DNS
2011 - Jul 27 on Alignment of Interests in DNS Blocking
2011 - Jul 27 on Alignment of Interests in DNS Blocking
2011 - Jun 20 on New Top-Level Domains Approved by ICANN
2011 - Jun 13 on Anycast, Unicast, or Both?
2011 - Jun 11 on Using Domain Filtering To Effect IP Address Filtering
2011 - Jun 09 on Using Domain Filtering To Effect IP Address Filtering
2011 - Jun 09 on Using Domain Filtering To Effect IP Address Filtering
2011 - Jun 03 on Anycast, Unicast, or Both?
2011 - Jun 03 on Anycast, Unicast, or Both?
2011 - Jun 03 on Anycast, Unicast, or Both?
2011 - Jun 01 on Anycast, Unicast, or Both?
2011 - Jun 01 on Anycast, Unicast, or Both?
2011 - May 29 on Experts Urge Congress to Reject DNS Filtering from PROTECT IP Act, Serious Technical Concerns Raised
2011 - May 19 on On Mandated Content Blocking in the Domain Name System
2011 - Mar 22 on Whois Scared?
2011 - Mar 20 on On Mandated Content Blocking in the Domain Name System
2011 - Mar 20 on On Mandated Content Blocking in the Domain Name System
2011 - Mar 20 on On Mandated Content Blocking in the Domain Name System
2011 - Mar 20 on On Mandated Content Blocking in the Domain Name System
2011 - Mar 20 on On Mandated Content Blocking in the Domain Name System
2011 - Mar 19 on On Mandated Content Blocking in the Domain Name System
2011 - Mar 19 on On Mandated Content Blocking in the Domain Name System
2011 - Mar 19 on On Mandated Content Blocking in the Domain Name System
2011 - Mar 19 on On Mandated Content Blocking in the Domain Name System
2011 - Mar 19 on On Mandated Content Blocking in the Domain Name System
2011 - Mar 19 on On Mandated Content Blocking in the Domain Name System
2011 - Mar 02 on Whois Scared?
2010 - Apr 27 on DEFCON 1 Status at ICANN
2010 - Mar 23 on Perspectives on a DNS-CERT
2008 - Jul 27 on Not a Guessing Game
2008 - Jul 17 on Not a Guessing Game
2008 - Jul 17 on Not a Guessing Game
2008 - Jul 17 on Not a Guessing Game
2008 - Jul 16 on Not a Guessing Game
2008 - Jul 16 on Not a Guessing Game
2008 - Jul 15 on Not a Guessing Game
2008 - Jul 15 on Not a Guessing Game
2008 - Jul 15 on Not a Guessing Game
2007 - Mar 07 on Social Networking and Web 2.0 Creating DNS Performance Issues for Carriers
2006 - Mar 28 on Reporting To God
2006 - Feb 24 on Putting Multiple Root Nameserver Issue to Rest
2006 - Feb 24 on Putting Multiple Root Nameserver Issue to Rest
2005 - Oct 10 on A Further Look Into ORSN
2005 - Oct 10 on Why I Am Participating in the ORSN Project
2005 - Oct 04 on Why I Am Participating in the ORSN Project
2005 - Oct 04 on Why I Am Participating in the ORSN Project
2005 - Oct 03 on Why I Am Participating in the ORSN Project
2005 - Oct 03 on Why I Am Participating in the ORSN Project
2005 - Sep 30 on Putting Multiple Root Nameserver Issue to Rest
2005 - Jul 17 on ICANN Needs a Good Root
2005 - Jul 12 on U.S. Government to Retain Oversight of the Internet's Root Servers
2005 - Jan 20 on .NET Bid Contenders
2004 - Sep 02 on Sender ID: A Tale of Open Standards and Corporate Greed? - Part II
2004 - Sep 02 on Sender ID: A Tale of Open Standards and Corporate Greed? - Part I
2004 - Jun 30 on An Interview with the Lead Developer of SPF - Part I
2004 - May 21 on Techies Wanna Do Policy
2004 - Feb 06 on Paul Vixie on Fort N.O.C.'s
2004 - Feb 05 on Paul Vixie on Fort N.O.C.'s
2004 - Feb 05 on Paul Vixie on Fort N.O.C.'s

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