Paul Vixie

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Paul Vixie is the author of several RFCs and well known UNIX system programs, among them SENDS, proxynet, rtty and Vixie cron.

While he was employed by DEC, in 1988 he started working on BIND, of which he is the primary author and architect of the release 8.

After he left DEC, in 1994 he founded Internet Software Consortium (ISC) together with Rick Adams and Carl Malamud to support BIND and other software for the Internet. The activities of Internet Software Consortium were assumed by a new company, Internet Systems Consortium in 2004.

In 1995 he cofounded the Palo Alto Internet Exchange (PAIX), and after Metromedia Fiber Network (MFN) bought it in 1999 he served as the MFN Chief Technology Officer and later as the president of PAIX.

In 1998 he cofounded MAPS (Mail Abuse Prevention System), a California nonprofit company with the goal of stopping email abuse.

He also used to run his own consulting business, Vixie Enterprises.

Along with Frederick Avolio, he co-wrote the famous book Sendmail: Theory and Practice.

He is also known to hold the record for "most CERT advisories due to a single author". He attended George Washington High School in San Francisco, California.

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