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[ih] Very early days of the IANA

RFC 204 "Sockets in use" struck me as the threshold event in Postel's 
role as IANA, well before the name was in use. RFC 1174 figures highly 
in the declaration of IANAs's status.

I covered that at length in my Ph.D. dissertation, which I recently 
discovered is now on Scribd at http://www.scribd.com/doc/45142013/ .

Craig Simon

On 3/1/11 9:19 AM, Nigel Roberts wrote:
> On a website recently I saw a reference to the IANA pre-dating the
> Domain Name System -- that is, incredibly, that it was created in the
> early to mid 70s, when of course the DNS arrived in the early 80s
> following the ARPAnet split, and its original job was numbering and
> protocols only.
> Does anyone have any material relating to the pre-naming existence of
> the IANA and its acquisition of naming related functions?