|Known for||PC/IP, Netwatch|
John Romkey and Donald W. Gillies developed the first in the industry TCP/IP stack for IBM PC in 1983. Romkey founded FTP Software, a commercial TCP/IP stack provider in 1986. Romkey also authored the first network analyzer Netwatch, predating Network General Sniffer. He also served on IAB. Romkey is currently an owner of Blue Forest Research, a consulting company.
While at MIT John Romkey authored the first TCP/IP stack for MS-DOS. He was the founder of FTP Software company which provided commercial package for MS-DOS and MS Windows. With the advent of Microsoft TCP/IP stacks starting with Windows 95, FTP Software as well as all other commercial TCP/IP stacks providers were driven out of business.
- mit.edu: The desktop computer as the network participant 1985 (IEEE Journal on selected areas of communications Vol. SAC-3. no. 3, May 1985)
- ietf.org: Report of the IAB Workshop on Internet Information Infrastructure, October 12-14, 1994
- ietf.org: A nonstandard for transmission of IP datagrams over serial lines: SLIP (1988)