Vixie becomes ISC chairman, cites DNSSEC as fix for “perfect storm”


Founder and president of the nonprofit Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) Paul Vixie will now be chairman and chief scientist of the company, with Barry Greene succeeding him as president. In making the announcement, Vixie cited the importance of deploying DNSSEC:

There are two huge technical crises arising simultaneously. The Internet is running out of address space and at the same time the level of criminal activity is increasing sharply. It’s the perfect storm. We need to deploy IPv6 and DNSSEC more or less simultaneously, and we need to develop and deploy, quickly, new technologies and new methodologies to measure and understand what is happening out there. I need to turn my full attention to these pressing and difficult problems…

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