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Alvaro Retana

Alvaro Retana is VP, Technology Strategy in the Future Networks group at Futurewei Technologies. He is a Board Member of the Industry Network Technology Council (INTC), has published 4 technical books, and has been awarded over 60 patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Alvaro has been participating in the IETF since 1998, mainly in the Routing Area. He previously co-chaired the Routing Area Working Group (rtgwg) and the Source Packet Routing in Networking WG (spring), and has co-authored several documents on routing technology. Alvaro currently serves as Routing Area Director.


Role Group Email
Area Director Routing In Fat Trees (rift)
Area Director Link State Vector Routing (lsvr)
Area Director Routing Area Working Group (rtgwg)
Area Director Routing Area Open Meeting (rtgarea)
Area Director Internet Engineering Steering Group (iesg)
Area Director Source Address Validation in Intra-domain and Inter-domain Networks (savnet)
Area Director Locator/ID Separation Protocol (lisp)
Area Director Routing Area (rtg)
Area Director Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (manet)
Area Director Routing Over Low power and Lossy networks (roll)
Area Director Inter-Domain Routing (idr)
Area Director Protocols for IP Multicast (pim)
Chair Routing Area Open Meeting (rtgarea)
Member Evolvability, Deployability, & Maintainability (edm)

RFCs (15)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 3021 Dec 2000 Using 31-Bit Prefixes on IPv4 Point-to-Point Links 6 RFCs
RFC 3137 Jun 2001 OSPF Stub Router Advertisement 7 RFCs
RFC 3345 Aug 2002 Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Persistent Route Oscillation Condition 10 RFCs
RFC 4276 Jan 2006 BGP-4 Implementation Report 1 RFC
RFC 6860 Jan 2013 Hiding Transit-Only Networks in OSPF 2 RFCs
RFC 6969 Jul 2013 OSPFv3 Instance ID Registry Update 1 RFC
RFC 6987 Sep 2013 OSPF Stub Router Advertisement 9 RFCs
RFC 6992 Jul 2013 Routing for IPv4-Embedded IPv6 Packets
RFC 7137 Feb 2014 Use of the OSPF-MANET Interface in Single-Hop Broadcast Networks
RFC 7911 Jul 2016 Advertisement of Multiple Paths in BGP 14 RFCs
RFC 7964 Sep 2016 Solutions for BGP Persistent Route Oscillation 1 RFC
RFC 7980 Oct 2016 A Framework for Defining Network Complexity
RFC 8099 Feb 2017 OSPF Topology-Transparent Zone
RFC 8687 Nov 2019 OSPF Routing with Cross-Address Family Traffic Engineering Tunnels
RFC 8736 Feb 2020 PIM Message Type Space Extension and Reserved Bits

Active Drafts (6)

Expired Drafts (36)

(Excluding replaced drafts.)

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