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Re: News about W. Richard Stevens ?
[warning: non-operational seas ahead!] Hot Diggety! On a dark and stormy day, Peter Galbavy was rumored to have said.. > > It appears from a posting in comp.protocols.tcp-ip that W. Richard > Stevens has passed away. Can anyone confirm if this is the case, > because if it is then many many of us will be very saddened by this > news. I cannot think of any single person who has had so much > influence over my understanding of TCP/IP and UNIX programming. Unfortunately, from the little follow-up info I have seen on this, it seems to be indeed true. Must've been rather sudden since he posted to USENET with an useful tip (as usual) only the day before. I, too, am sorry to hear of his untimely passing away. I am, however, fortunate that I had the rare opportunity of meeting him once *and* telling him in person how much I appreciated the value of his work. Carpe Diem, eh? My sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and all those who learned about useful network programming and debugging from him. His TCP/IP Ill. book suggested some ideas which helped me track down a really irritating Path MTU Discovery issue, and that more than paid for the book and then some :-) -Dan