Ned Freed

Ned Freed has contributed as an IETF participant and RFC writer to a significant number of internet protocol standards.


Edwin Earl "Ned" Freed was born in 1959 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He graduated from Groton School in 1978. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College in 1982.

After College he set up a company, Innosoft, with two friends working on PMDF messaging systems on DEC Vax systems. By 1993 he was involved in the MIME standard RFC1341.[1]

From 1998 to 2000 he served as a member of the Internet Architecture Board. He then served on the Internet Engineering Steering Group from 2000 to 2004. He currently works for Oracle Corporation as a Senior Principal Engineer.


He is the author or co-author of several IETF RFCs, most relating to e-mail or security. As of 2011 they include:



  1. "Geek of the week 15 dec 1993". Retrieved 2009-09-14.
  2. "Networksorucery - Freed, Ned". Retrieved 2009-09-14.
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