Paul Hoffman (VPNC)

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Paul E. Hoffman is an Internet pioneer, based in Santa Cruz, California. Hoffman has been involved with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) since the early 1990s, is as of 2015 chair of the IETF IP Security Maintenance and Extensions (ipsecme) working group, and has chaired numerous working groups in the past. He is the founder of the Internet Mail Consortium and the Virtual Private Network Consortium.


He has authored popular books on technical topics, including Perl for Dummies[1] and Netscape Communicator for Dummies.[2]


Additionally, he is the author of the following Requests for Comments (RFCs):

RFC2311 RFC2312 RFC2368 RFC2487 RFC2585 RFC2634
RFC2781 RFC2987 RFC3207 RFC3233 RFC3454 RFC3490
RFC3491 RFC3536 RFC3664 RFC3854 RFC3855 RFC4109
RFC4134 RFC4156 RFC4157 RFC4249 RFC4266 RFC4270
RFC4308 RFC4434 RFC4677 RFC4718 RFC4894 RFC5518

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  1. ^ Hoffman, Paul E. (March 2003). Perl for Dummies. For Dummies. ISBN 978-0-7645-3750-9. 
  2. ^ Hoffman, Paul E. (December 1998). Netscape Communicator for Dummies. Hungry Minds. ISBN 978-0-7645-0324-5. 

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