Randy Bush

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Country: USA
Email: randy [at] psg.com
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   Randy Bush

Randy Bush is a member of technical staff at Arrcus, and a principal scientist at Internet Initiative Japan. He also serves on the Steering Committee of NANOG and is one of the founding Members of ARIN.[1]

Career History & Industry Participation

Randy was the founding engineer of Verio and worked there for five years as the Vice President of IP Networking.[2] Prior to founding Verio, he was the Principal Engineer at RAINet, which was later acquired by Verio. He was the founder of the Network Startup Resource Center and worked there as a PI.

Randy has served as a member of the IESG. At APNIC, he has been the Routing SIG Co-Chair, Policy SIG Co-Chair, and the Fees Working Group Chair. He was the chair of the ACM Internet Governance Committee. Mr. Bush also co-founded the Non-Commercial Domain Name Holders' Constituency within ICANN's DNSO.

Mr. Bush has been working in the computer industry for more than 50 years. He began with Languages and Compilers but for the past few decades has been working in the Internet industry.

He has also been the technical contact for the .bz ccTLD,[3] and has executed the technical operations for .ng.[4][5]

Mr. Bush was a chair of the IETF Working Group on the DNS for a decade[6] and has been the Co-Chair of the IETF.[7] Randy has been influential in setting up Internet networks in South Africa.[8] He has also served as a Coporate researcher at AT&T for more than a year.[9]

On November 27th 2023, at the 87th RIPE meeting in Rome, Bush was honoured with the Rob Blokzijl Award.[10]

Meetings And Conferences

He attended RIPE-37, where he gave a presentation about some problems and possible approaches to the issues of identity; RIPE-40, where he presented News at Eleven; and RIPE-43, where he presented research showing that Route Flap Damping is harmful.

In 2002, he gave a speech at Rhodes University about the integration of appropriate networking technology. He was also speaker at APNIC 26.[11]

Mr. Bush attended AfNOG 2002, where he chaired a panel on the Hard Lessons of Internet eXchange Points. He attended the DARPA PI meeting in 2006 and gave a presentation titled "A Curmudgeonly Operator’s View of Resiliency and Research." He led the US Modula-2 Language Standards efforts for more than 10 years. Randy authored the basic FidoNet protocol standard. He was the Technical Program chair of INET'96. He has served on various research technical program committees, ICNP, PAM, etc.[12]

Randy actively attends RIR meetings of all the regions. He was the co-developer, with Anne Lord, of APNIC's policy development process.[13] He also attends LACNIC meetings[14] and ICANN Meetings.[15][16] He was a speaker at APRICOT 2010.[17]



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