Internet pioneer Dan Lynch has died at the age of 82 – IT Pro – News

Internet pioneer Dan Lynch has died at the age of 82 – IT Pro – News
Internet pioneer Dan Lynch has died at the age of 82 – IT Pro – News
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Internet pioneer Daniel C. Lynch died on Saturday at the age of 82. Lynch was known for his important role in the development and worldwide adaptation of TCP/IP protocols, which form the basis for today’s Internet.

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Lynch worked on the development of TCP/IP protocols at the Stanford Research Institute in the 1970s. He also played a key role in porting Arpanet, the predecessor of the Internet, to TCP/IP. Transmission control protocol and internet protocol today regulate how data is sent and received over networks.

His event, Interop, grew in ten years to become one of the largest computer exhibitions in the world. He later sold Interop to Ziff Davis, a major publisher of computer magazines now known for PCMag, Mashable and IGN, among others. Lynch also co-founded CyberCash, one of the first online payment services for e-commerce. In 2001, the company filed for bankruptcy.

The New York Times reports that Lynch died at his home in St. Helena, California on Saturday. His daughter Julie told the American newspaper that he was suffering from kidney failure. Lynch was 82 years old.

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