Jonathan B. Postel Service Award

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The Jonathan B. Postel Service Award is an award named after Jon Postel. The award has been presented every year since 1999 by the Internet Society to "honor a person who has made outstanding contributions in service to the data communications community."

The first recipient of the award was Jon Postel himself (posthumously).[1] The award was created by Vint Cerf as chairman of the Internet Society and announced in "I remember IANA" published as RFC 2468.[2]



  1. "Postel Service Award - Past awards". ISOC. Retrieved 2008-08-05. 
  2. Vint Cerf (October 1998). "I remember IANA". RFC 2468. Retrieved 2008-08-05.