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Russ White

Russ White has more than twenty years' experience in designing, deploying, breaking, and troubleshooting large scale networks. Across that time, he has co-authored more than forty software patents, spoken at venues throughout the world, participated in the development of several internet standards, helped develop the CCDE and the CCAr, and worked in Internet governance with the Internet Society. Russ is currently a member of the Architecture Team at LinkedIn, where he works on next generation data center designs, complexity, security, and privacy. He is also currently on the Routing Area Directorate at the IETF, and co-chairs the IETF I2RS and BABEL working groups. His most recent works are The Art of Network Architecture, Navigating Network Complexity, Unintended Features, and the Intermediate System to Intermediate System LiveLesson.

MSIT Capella University, MACM Shepherds Theological Seminary, PhD in progress from Southeastern Theological Seminary CCIE #2635, CCDE 2007::1, CCAr


Role Group Email
Chair Babel routing protocol (babel)
Reviewer Routing Area Directorate (rtgdir)

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 4061 Apr 2005 Benchmarking Basic OSPF Single Router Control Plane Convergence 3 RFCs
RFC 4062 Apr 2005 OSPF Benchmarking Terminology and Concepts 3 RFCs
RFC 4063 Apr 2005 Considerations When Using Basic OSPF Convergence Benchmarks 2 RFCs
RFC 5123 Feb 2008 Considerations in Validating the Path in BGP 1 RFC
RFC 5310 Feb 2009 IS-IS Generic Cryptographic Authentication 58 RFCs
RFC 5566 Jun 2009 BGP IPsec Tunnel Encapsulation Attribute 5 RFCs
RFC 5709 Oct 2009 OSPFv2 HMAC-SHA Cryptographic Authentication 23 RFCs
RFC 6039 Oct 2010 Issues with Existing Cryptographic Protection Methods for Routing Protocols 13 RFCs
RFC 6907 Mar 2013 Use Cases and Interpretations of Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) Objects for Issuers and Relying Parties 1 RFC
RFC 6987 Sep 2013 OSPF Stub Router Advertisement 9 RFCs
RFC 7868 May 2016 Cisco's Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) 1 RFC
RFC 7980 Oct 2016 A Framework for Defining Network Complexity
RFC 9377 Apr 2023 IS-IS Flood Reflection

Active Internet-Drafts (1)

Expired Internet-Drafts (71)

(Excluding replaced Internet-Drafts.)

Internet-Draft Activity