IPv6 Buzz 018: Inside The IETF With Fred Baker

Inside the IETF with Fred BakerIn this episode we examine the influence of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in today’s technology landscape, particularly around the Internet Protocol (IP).

Our guest Fred Baker is chair emeritus of the IETF.

As a 30-year veteran of the organization, his tenure has included authorship of more than 50 RFCs (many of them around IPv6) as well as serving as chair of the IPv6 Operations Working Group.

Topics include:

  • Is the IETF still important?
  • Emerging technologies such as segment routing
  • Why the Internet Protocol (IPv4 and IPv6) emerged as the dominant routed protocol in the early 1990s (and why it was necessary to develop IPv6 in the first place)
  • How one enterprise would have had to spend $25 million for IPv4 versus $2,100 for IPv6
  • Which IETF IPv6 Working Group should enterprise network operators pay attention to

Thanks for listening!

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Fred Baker – Wikipedia

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