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A moment of silence for Prof Jun-ichiro Hagino

I ran across the news on the passing
of Professor Jun-ichiro Hagino aka ‘Itojun’.

Although I never knew ‘Itojun’ personally I
was always impressed by someone who was able
to hold commit rights to the main 3 families
of the *BSD trees and make a real difference
in trying to push out the adoption of IPv6 out
far and wide.

My understanding is that parts of the kame stack
that he had a major hand in were at one point
used as the basic for the IPv6 stack in the Linux
kernel. I’m not sure if that is the case anymore
with the IPv6 stack in Linux but I thought that
was an interesting tidbit in Linux networking
implementation history.

May he rest in peace.

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