Douglas Comer

2019 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee Interviews: Douglas Comer

in Internet Hall of Fame 2019

The hard part was that every­thing was new at the same time. There was new hard­ware. There were new pro­to­cols. There was a new imple­men­ta­tion of pro­to­cols in the oper­at­ing sys­tem. It was actu­al­ly dif­fi­cult to fig­ure out how to build pro­to­col soft­ware in the oper­at­ing sys­tems. We had new appli­ca­tions. Things that…you have to under­stand at the time peo­ple did­n’t use net­works. So every­thing was being done at the same time.

Douglas Comer’s Internet Hall of Fame 2019 Induction Speech

in Internet Hall of Fame 2019

My final thanks for intim­i­dat­ing me into study­ing pro­to­cols goes to those obnox­ious and absolute­ly incom­pe­tent NSF review­ers who forced me to study.

Hopes and Fears for the Future of the Internet: Douglas Comer

in Internet Hall of Fame 2019

It’s always true that it’s eas­i­er to break things than to make them secure. So, as long as we have just an arms race, the bad guys will keep win­ning.