Steve Crocker


Crocker, April 1969. RFC 1776, The Address is the Message, S.


Crocker (born October 15, 1944 in Pasadena, California, United States) is the inventor of the Request for Comments series, authoring the first RFC and many more.


As a UCLA graduate student in the 1960s, he was part of the team that developed the protocols for the ARPANET which were the foundation for today's Internet.


Crocker, April 1969. RFC 1776, The Address is the Message, S.


In 1994, Crocker was one of the founders and chief technology officer of CyberCash, Inc.


Crocker, April 1, 1995. executive team info Oral history interview with Stephen Crocker, Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota.


In 1998, he founded and ran Executive DSL, a DSL-based ISP.


In 1999 he cofounded and was CEO of Longitude Systems.


For this work, Crocker was awarded the 2002 IEEE Internet Award. While at UCLA Crocker taught an extension course on computer programming (for the IBM 7094 mainframe computer).


Crocker was appointed as chair of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN in 2011. Steve Crocker has worked in the Internet community since its inception.

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