13 years ago today - October 16, 1998...

we lost Jon.

It feels like just yesterday.


Yes..and we all owe him a debt of gratitude.

My path didn't cross Jon's much... but he was nice enough to reserve the
really cool RFC number that graces my AFJ contribution from 1997 -- 3 or 4
RFCs with higher numbers came out in March.

-- jra

Ah, I'm not the only one he did that for. I asked if the IAB/IESG statement
on crypto could by RFC 1984. He told me that he never reserved RFC numbers --
but that coincidences could happen...

    --Steve Bellovin, https://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb