[ih] Re: Cluster Addressing and CIDR

Michael StJohns mstjohns at mindspring.com
Tue Jan 14 19:08:32 PST 2003

At 01:21 AM 1/14/2003 +0100, Rokitansky, Carl-Herbert wrote:
>PS: As far as I can recall (having currently no access to any old 
>documents) the IETF (or plans for it ?) was established in 1984 in a 
>meeting in Malvern, UK at RSRE, in Sept (?) 1984 (could anyone please 
>confirm), in which several of us participated ! Do you have any plans 
>already to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the IETF 
>! Please keep me informed. Thanks ! Roki.

Hi Roki -

Sorry - wrong date.  The IETF was established as the result of an IAB 
meeting held just immediately before the 1st IETF meeting - which 
incidentally was actually the last GADS (Gateway Architecture and Data 
Structures) meeting.  Mike Corrigan (my boss and the Technical Manager for 
the Defense Data Network) came in late in the day on the first day of the 
meeting and informed us the IAB had decided to split GADS into the INENG 
and the INARC (Internet Engineering and Internet Architecture) and that the 
GADS chair (Dave Mills) was now the chair of INARC.  Mike Corrigan took 
over as the first chair of the INENG which pretty immediately became the 
IETF (it was easier on the tongue).

We spent about 1/2 of the 2nd day on engineering issues and I would really 
call that specific day the first IETF meeting.  According to the IETF 
website, that was January 17th, 1986 - so we've got a few years yet until 
the 20th anniversary.

Later, Mike

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