Bill Woodcock

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Organization: Packet Clearing House
Country: France
Email: woody [at]


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Bill Woodcock is the executive director of Packet Clearing House and the chairman of the board of Quad9. He was the CEO of EcoRace and of EcoTruc. He is a member of board of Trustees at ARIN.[1] Mr. Woodcock is the co-founder of Nepal Internet Exchange, Uganda Internet Exchange and Singapore Open Exchange and also serves as the Technical advisor at all these companies. He was the Research Director for Packet Clearing House and the PCH representative to AfriNIC, APNIC, ARIN, IEPG, ISOC, the ISP/C, LACNIC, NATOA, and RIPE, and he speaks regularly at AfNOG, APIA, APNIC, APRICOT, ARIN, ISOC, RIPE, IEPG, IETF, SANOG and NANOG meetings.[2]

He is on the program committee at NordNOG, APRICOT, NANOG . Mr. Woodcock also holds the following positions:

  • Technical Advisory Board at Switch and Data/PAIX
  • Technical and Business Advisor at Alacrity Ventures
  • Co-Founder, and Technical Advisor at San Diego Network Access Point
  • Co-Founder and Technical Advisor at Seattle Internet Exchange
  • Vice President, Operations at Netsurfer Publishing
  • Founding Member and Working Group Chair at Asia Pacific Internet Association

Career History

Mr. Woodcock started working in the Internet Industry in the field of Internet Routing Research in 1989, while he was the operations director at an international multi-protocol service provision backbone network. He is one of the founders of Packet Clearing House, and has been serving as the Research Director there since 1997. He has contributed to the establishment of more than one hundred public exchange points in various parts of the world. Mr. Woodcock and J.D. Falk's model spam regulation became California law in 1998 and paved the way for other jurisdictions.

Using the IP Anycast technology, he pioneered ICP and EGP-based topological load balancing techniques. Together with Mark Kosters he proposed at the 1996 Montreal IEPG that the root DNS servers be migrated to IP Anycast, and their work has provided the basis upon which root DNS servers have been deployed since the late 1990s. He has been on the board of ARIN since 2002. Mr. Woodcock has also developed networking products for Cisco, Agilent, and Farallon. He chaired the ANF AppleTalk Tunneling Architectures Working Group in 1993 and 1994.

Mr. Woodcock was one of the two international liaisons in Estonia during the computer attacks unleashed after the Bronze Soldier of Tallinn incident and assisted in the defense coordinated by Hillar Aarelaid and the CERT-EE.

  • He has held the following positions:
  • Program Committee at SANOG (2007 - 2009)
  • Member at Berkeley Hillside Club (2005-2007)
  • Hallway networker at IETF (1991-2005)
  • Program Committee at Passive and Active Measurement (2000-2003)
  • Network Architect at Zocalo (1989-2002)
  • Network Architect and Technical Advisor at Nominum (2000-2001)
  • Founding Member and Board of Directors at ISP/Consortium (1996-2001)
  • Vice President, Research & Development at WebSat (1997-1999)
  • Co-Founder and Chairman of the Boar at AppleTalk Network Managers Association (1994-1996)
  • Networking Technology Writer at Network World Magazine (1993-1995)
  • Speaker at Macworld Expo (1985 – 1995)
  • Network Administrator at Software Venture (1989)
  • Network Administrator at Berkeley Macintosh User Group (BMUG) (1984 – 1989)[3]


Mr. Woodcock has written several articles in Network World, MacWorld, MacWEEK and Connections and published several PCH White Papers. He has also authored or co-authored:

  • Networking the Macintosh (1993)
  • The report of the ANF AppleTalk Tunneling Architectures Working Group
  • Chuck & Woody's Fiendishly Difficult Mac-Mgrs Trivia Quiz


External Links

Bill Woodcock:On An Internet Odyssey