Chiappa, J. Noel

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J. Noel Chiappa is currently an independent researcher working in the area of information systems architecture and software, principally computer networks.

He has been a member of the groups which create the technical standards for the Internet, the TCP/IP Working Group and its sucessors (up to the IETF) since 1977.

He was a member of the Research Staff of the Laboratory for Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1977-1982 and 1984-1986. While at M.I.T. he worked on packet switching and local area networks, and was responsible for the conception of the multi-protocol backbone and the multi-protocol router.

After leaving M.I.T. he worked with a number of companies, including Proteon, to bring networking products based on work done at M.I.T. to the public.

He was born and grew up in Bermuda. He attended Saltus Grammar School, Phillips Andover Academy, and M.I.T. He resides in Yorktown, Virginia, with his wife and two children.

1987 - 1992: Area Director for Internet Services of the IETF Steering Group.

Chair, nimrod, New Internet Routing and Addressing Architecture. IETF working group, Routing area. Concluded March 1998.


[IEN 82] LCS Net Address Format.

[RFC 1753] IPng Technical Requirements Of the Nimrod Routing and Addressing Architecture.

[RFC 1992] The Nimrod Routing Architecture.