Joseph Noel Chiappa (b. 1956 Bermuda ) is an Internet pioneer. He is a US- resident and researcher working in the area of information systems architecture and software, principally computer networks.
Chiappa attended Saltus Grammar School in Bermuda, and Phillips Academy and MIT in the US.
As a staff researcher and Internet technology pioneer at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science , Chiappa invented the multi-protocol router . In addition to wide use at MIT, which was later used at Stanford in 1982; Other multi-protocol routers at Stanford were implemented independently by William Yeager .    The MIT multi-protocol router became the basis of the multi-protocol router from Proteon, Inc. , the first commercially available multi-protocol router (January, 1986). 
Chiappa designed the original version of Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP).  He is acknowledged in several other RFCs, such as RFC-826 , RFC-919, RFC-950 and others. He has extensively worked on the Locator / Identifier Separation Protocol (LISP).
Chiappa is listed on the “Birth of the Internet” plaque at the entrance to the Gates Computer Science Building, Stanford . 
From 2012, Chiappa was working on long-term issues in both Internet Research Task Force and Internet Engineering Task Force and its predecessors; He served as the Director of Internet Services for the Internet Engineering Steering Group from 1987-1992.
As of 2016, Chiappa was preparing to write iMucs, a Multics -like operating system.
Among many non-technical interests, he is particularly interested in Japanese woodblock prints , and helps maintain online catalogs for two major woodblock artists, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi and Utagawa Hiroshige II .
Chiappa lives in Yorktown, Virginia with his family. 
- ^ Jump up to:a b Chiappa, Noel. “Brief biography of J. Noel Chiappa” . Retrieved November 1, 2016 .
- Jump up^ Valley of the Nerds: Who Really Invented the Multiprotocol Router, and Why Should We Care? , Public Broadcasting Service, Accessed August 11, 2007.
- Jump up^ Router Man, NetworkWorld, Accessed June 22, 2007.
- Jump up^ David D. Clark, “MIT Campus Network Implementation”, CCNG-2, Campus Computer Network Group, MIT, Cambridge, 1982; pp. 26.
- Jump up^ History lesson: The origins of wiki, blog and other high-tech lingo
- Jump up^ RFC 783: THE TFTP PROTOCOL (REVISION 2)June 1981, Obsoleted by RFC-1350 July 1992
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