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Donald Eastlake III [1]

Donald E. Eastlake III,
an American mathematician, computer scientist, and pioneer in network protocols and security. As undergraduate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and fellow of Richard Greenblatt, Eastlake was co-developer of ITS (Incompatible Timesharing System), the PDP-6 operating system on which MacLisp was developed [2], and The Greenblatt Chess Program or Mac Hack VI in 1966 [3].


Donald Eastlake has been involved with network protocols and security [4] for many years with Motorola [5][6], IBM [7], Cybercash, and Digital Equipment Corporation [8]. He is the chairman of IEEE 802.11 Task Group's, whose goal is to produce an amendment to the 802.11 (Wi-Fi) standard supporting mesh networking, and was heavily involved in developing the 802.11i (Robust Security) standard. He also co-chairs the IETF TRILL working group which is applying routing technology to layer 2 addresses. Donald has authored over 42 IETF RFCs, including the only IETF RFC with the word “sex” in its title [9], and two books.

Selected Publications


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External Links


  1. Donald Eastlake | LinkedIn
  2. History of LISP from The Software Preservation Group of The Computer History Museum
  3. Richard Greenblatt, Donald Eastlake, Stephen D. Crocker (1967). The Greenblatt Chess Program. Proceedings of the AfiPs Fall Joint Computer Conference, reprinted (1988) in Computer Chess Compendium
  4. The International Conference on Network Securiry 2006
  5. Randomness Requirements for Security Request for Comments: 4086, Donald E. Eastlake 3rd Motorola Laboratories, J. Schiller MIT, S. Crocker, June 2005
  6. ISO 7812/7816 Numbers and the Domain Name System (DNS) Internet Draft by Donald E. Eastlake 3rd, Motorola, February 2001
  7. Domain Name System Security Extensions Request for Comments: 2535, D. Eastlake, IBM, March 1999
  8. Physical Link Security Type of Service Request for Comments: 1455, D. Eastlake III, Digital Equipment Corporation, May 1993
  9. .sex Considered Dangerous Request for Comments: 3675, D. Eastlake 3rd, Motorola Laboratories, February 2004
  10. dblp: Donald E. Eastlake III
  11. Internet Open Trading Protocol from Wikipedia

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