Chapin, A. Lyman

Bolt, Beranek & Newman
Mail Stop 20/5b
150 Cambridge Park Drive
Cambridge, MA 02140
Voice:+1 617 873 3133
Email: Lyman@BBN.COM

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Lyman Chapin graduated from Cornell University in 1973 with a B.A. in Mathematics, and spent the next two years writing COBOL applications for Systems & Programs (NZ) Ltd. in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. After a year travelling in Australia and Asia, he joined the newly-formed Networking group at Data General Corporation in 1977. At DG, he was responsible for the development of software for distributed resource management (operating-system embedded RPC), distributed database management, X.25-based local and wide- area networks, and OSI-based transport, internetwork, and routing functions for DG's open-system products. In 1987 he formed the Distributed Systems Architecture group, and was responsible for the development of DG's Distributed Application Architecture (DAA) and for the specification of the directory and management services of DAA. He moved to Bolt, Beranek & Newman in 1990 as the Chief Network Architect in BBN's Communications Division, where he serves as a consultant to the Systems Architecture group and the coordinator for BBN's open system standards activities. He is the chairman of ANSI-accredited task group X3S3.3, responsible for Network and Transport layer standards, since 1982; chairman of the ACM Special Interest Group on Data Communications (SIGCOMM) since July of 1991; and chairman of the Internet Activities Board (IAB), of which he has been a member since 1989.


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[RFC 1287] Towards the Future Internet Architecture.

[RFC 1310] The Internet Standards Process.

[RFC 1358] Charter of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).

[RFC 1370] Applicability Statement for OSPF.

[RFC 1401] Correspondence between the IAB and DISA on the use of DNS throughout the Internet.

[RFC 1438] Internet Engineering Task Force Statements Of Boredom (SOBs).