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Rich Salz
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I first got involved with the IETF back when I worked at BBN, reading the Privacy-Enhanced Mail (PEM) internet-drafts; my first acknowledgement was in RFC 2616. Over time, I become more involved in the definition of standards, along with their development and deployment. I wrote INN, the major Usenet/NNTP implementation. For a number of years, I was a member of the OpenSSL project. It was the dominant SSL/TLS implementation (it probably still is, even today).

Most of my career has been on one side of Cambridge, Massachusetts (Alewife) or the other (Kendall Square). I joined Akamai toward the end of 2012. I focus on making things more secure and easier, and helping Akamai implement IETF standards more quickly.

I firmly believe diversity and representation is important.


Role Group Email
Advisor Nominating Committee 2023/2024 (nomcom2023)
Chair Building Blocks for HTTP APIs (httpapi)
Chair Nominating Committee 2022/2023 (nomcom2022)
Delegate Education and Outreach Directorate (eodir)
Member The Tools Team (tools)
Reviewer Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Reviewer ART Area Review Team (artart)

External Resources

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GitHub Organization
GitHub Username richsalz
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RFCs (4)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 4122 Jul 2005 A Universally Unique IDentifier (UUID) URN Namespace 61 RFCs
RFC 9281 Jun 2022 Entities Involved in the IETF Standards Process
RFC 9501 Dec 2023 Open Participation Principle regarding Remote Registration Fee
RFC 9525 Nov 2023 Service Identity in TLS

Active Internet-Drafts (4)

Expired Internet-Drafts (24)

(Excluding replaced Internet-Drafts.)

Internet-Draft Activity