I am Radia Perlman, the network engineer behind STP, the Spanning Tree Protocol. Ask me anything!
Hey Reddit! I’m Radia Perlman (u/rjp2022Redmond) and I designed the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) that made today's Internet possible. My idea was to make network routing easier to manage, which was important in making networks to be used by real people, not just computer science researchers.
Today the people from Hidden Heroes and I will be answering your questions! You can also read my story on Hidden Heroes: https://hiddenheroes.netguru.com/radia-perlman
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