(15 December 2015 — 2 February 2022)
Martin Levy recently retired after being a Distinguished Engineer at Cloudflare, a global web infrastructure and website security company based in San Francisco, California. He has been involved in the operational world of TCP/IP for more than 40 years and has spent nearly half of that time focused on the well-being of Internet backbones, peering and efficient distribution of content.
Martin worked at the prestigious Bell Telephone Laboratories in the early 80s with a career that revolved around the early days of deploying TCP/IP, DNS and routing protocols on Unix boxes. He has since worked on both early TCP/IP application development along with building global IP networks from the mid 90s to mid 2000s. Martin is mainly known for his dedication and unrelenting pursuit of the deployment of IPv6 within the global Internet along with safe and secure BGP routing. This is well documented online. From March 2014 to January 2021 he worked for LONAP member Cloudflare (and prior to that for Hurricane Electric, another LONAP member).
Whilst recently retired, he still holds a strong passion and desire for a successful growing Internet. In fact, maybe more-so these days, he tries to help the cultivation of a new generation of Internet technical leaders!
Martin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computing and Cybernetics from the University of Kent, Canterbury. He was born in London and has traveled extensively throughout his life. He now resides in California and has done so for well over half his life. He’s a UK/US dual citizen.