Mr. Paul Vixie serves as
the Chief Executive Officer at M.I.B.H., LLC and is a preeminent protocol designer
and Internet opinion leader. An outspoken advocate for responsible Internet
citizenship, Mr. Vixie is a crusader against spam and the abuse of online communications.
His visible and vocal presence in testifying to Federal and state regulatory
agencies and advisory role in policy development is helping to shape the future
of the Internet. As a member of the Board of Directors of whitehat.com, Mr.
Vixie provides a highly valued perspective on the issues of online communications
and responsible use of email by the general community. Recognized as an early
Internet software scientist and the principal developer of the modern Internet's
BIND, Mr. Vixie's work began in 1980 and forms the basis for the Internet's
Domain Name System. His twenty+ year career accomplishments, and personal and
professional investment in protecting the Internet community, serves whitehat.com's
mission of providing opt-in certified email programs as a tool to eliminating
spam. Beyond his contributions to the Internet as a software architect, Mr.
Vixie is a defender of individual user rights to privacy, proponent of responsible
user citizenship and enforcer of responsible and ethical business practice relevant
to online commerce and communications. He is a member of many Internet engineering
and standards bodies, and is cofounder and chairman of Mail Abuse Prevention
System (MAPS), LLC. Highly service oriented, Mr. Vixie has led the Internet
Software Consortium (ISC) since 1994, which in addition to BIND has contributed
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and InterNet News (INN) to the online
community. These two innovations have surpassed all other implementations of
these functions during the recent explosive growth of the Internet. Also an
accomplished speaker and author, Mr. Vixie co-wrote "Sendmail: Theory and Practice"
(Digital Press, 1993), largely considered to be the textbook standard and primary
reference for earlier version of that application. An active participant in
IETF, NANOG and USENIX, Mr. Vixie is often a featured presenter at conferences
and meetings, including NANOG, ISPF, LISA, USENIX, and others.