Archive: Johan Ihren

Johan Ihren started out with a degree in Engineering Physics at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He stayed on at the Royal Institute after graduation to play with supercomputers and work in the field of scientific visualization and virtual reality. But eventually he came to realize that DNS was probably the most interesting alternate reality there was.

Johan Ihren joined Autonomica when it was founded in 2000, and has been engaged in DNS full-time ever since. At Autonomica he is one of the people responsible for the service, including its world-wide anycast rollout. He has also spent considerable time on various conference circuits like IETF and RIPE, and is dragging a long tail of Internet-Drafts and some RFCs along as scars from that activity. He is member of various committees like RSSAC (the Root Server System Advisory Council), SSAC (the Security and Stability Advisory Council) and RSTEP (Registry Services Technical Evaluation Panel).

Outside of Autonomica, Johan has been active in the DNS training and consulting area since the mid nineties, both in Sweden but also internationally. He has so far taught DNS at all levels on all continents except Antarctica and has a consulting resume that includes government agencies, universities, major banks and several multinational corporations.