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Timothy A. Howes is vice president and chief technology officer of Netscape Communications Corporation's Server Product Division. He was one of the original authors of the Internet LDAP directory protocol and remains a driving force behind its continued evolution. He is cochair of the IETF LDAP Extensions working group and a member of the Internet Architecture Board. In addition to being a coauthor of LDAP: Programming Directory-Enabled Applications with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, he has written numerous Internet RFCs, papers, and articles. He received his Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan.

Mark C. Smith is a principal engineer and directory architect at Netscape Communications Corporation, where he is responsible for the technical evolution of Netscape Directory Server and related products. He was previously a driving force behind the University of Michigan's LDAP implementation, and a key designer of the university's directory service. Mark is coauthor of LDAP: Programming Directory-Enabled Applications with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, and has written many RFCs and Internet drafts.

Gordon S. Good is a senior member of the technical staff at Netscape Communications Corporation, where he leads the directory server replication development team. Previously, he was instrumental in the development of the University of Michigan's LDAP implementation and in designing and running the university's Web and email services. Gordon has also written several Internet drafts on directories.

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