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Suresh Krishnan

Suresh Krishnan works as a Distinguished Engineer (Strategy, Incubation and Applications) at Cisco. He has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Madras in India and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University in Canada. He has chaired the dna, intarea, and the sofwire working groups in the IETF, the mobopts research group in the IRTF and has authored more than 30 RFCs across multiple IETF areas. He is a member of the Internet Architecture Board. He currently serves as a chair for the bpf(INT) and shmoo(GEN) working groups. He has served as IETF Internet Area Director from 2016-2020.


Role Group Email
Chair IAB Open Meeting (iabopen)
Chair Internet of Things Directorate (iotdir)
Chair BPF/eBPF (bpf)
Lead Environmental Impacts of Internet Technology (eimpact)
Liaison Member Nominating Committee 2023/2024 (nomcom2023)
Member Internet Architecture Board (iab)
Reviewer Internet of Things Directorate (iotdir)
Reviewer Internet Area Directorate (intdir)
Reviewer General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) (genart)

External Resources

Name Value
GitHub Username sureshkrishnan

RFCs (38)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 4941 Sep 2007 Privacy Extensions for Stateless Address Autoconfiguration in IPv6 76 RFCs
RFC 4942 Sep 2007 IPv6 Transition/Co-existence Security Considerations 13 RFCs
RFC 4957 Aug 2007 Link-Layer Event Notifications for Detecting Network Attachments 4 RFCs
RFC 5453 Feb 2009 Reserved IPv6 Interface Identifiers 9 RFCs
RFC 5722 Dec 2009 Handling of Overlapping IPv6 Fragments 15 RFCs
RFC 5847 Jun 2010 Heartbeat Mechanism for Proxy Mobile IPv6 3 RFCs
RFC 5909 Jul 2010 Securing Neighbor Discovery Proxy: Problem Statement 3 RFCs
RFC 5991 Sep 2010 Teredo Security Updates 3 RFCs
RFC 6059 Nov 2010 Simple Procedures for Detecting Network Attachment in IPv6 12 RFCs
RFC 6071 Feb 2011 IP Security (IPsec) and Internet Key Exchange (IKE) Document Roadmap 6 RFCs
RFC 6169 Apr 2011 Security Concerns with IP Tunneling 14 RFCs
RFC 6221 May 2011 Lightweight DHCPv6 Relay Agent 5 RFCs
RFC 6224 Apr 2011 Base Deployment for Multicast Listener Support in Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) Domains 7 RFCs
RFC 6273 Jun 2011 The Secure Neighbor Discovery (SEND) Hash Threat Analysis
RFC 6494 Feb 2012 Certificate Profile and Certificate Management for SEcure Neighbor Discovery (SEND) 4 RFCs
RFC 6495 Feb 2012 Subject Key Identifier (SKI) SEcure Neighbor Discovery (SEND) Name Type Fields 1 RFC
RFC 6496 Feb 2012 Secure Proxy ND Support for SEcure Neighbor Discovery (SEND) 3 RFCs
RFC 6564 Apr 2012 A Uniform Format for IPv6 Extension Headers 6 RFCs
RFC 6602 May 2012 Bulk Binding Update Support for Proxy Mobile IPv6 1 RFC
RFC 6603 May 2012 Prefix Exclude Option for DHCPv6-based Prefix Delegation 9 RFCs
RFC 6705 Sep 2012 Localized Routing for Proxy Mobile IPv6 3 RFCs
RFC 6730 Sep 2012 Requirements for IETF Nominations Committee Tools
RFC 6788 Nov 2012 The Line-Identification Option 1 RFC
RFC 7066 Nov 2013 IPv6 for Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Cellular Hosts 3 RFCs
RFC 7077 Nov 2013 Update Notifications for Proxy Mobile IPv6 4 RFCs
RFC 7227 May 2014 Guidelines for Creating New DHCPv6 Options 14 RFCs
RFC 7341 Aug 2014 DHCPv4-over-DHCPv6 (DHCP 4o6) Transport 8 RFCs
RFC 7559 May 2015 Packet-Loss Resiliency for Router Solicitations 2 RFCs
RFC 7676 Oct 2015 IPv6 Support for Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) 10 RFCs
RFC 7778 Mar 2016 Mobile Communication Congestion Exposure Scenario
RFC 7819 Apr 2016 Privacy Considerations for DHCP 4 RFCs
RFC 7824 May 2016 Privacy Considerations for DHCPv6 7 RFCs
RFC 7837 May 2016 IPv6 Destination Option for Congestion Exposure (ConEx) 3 RFCs
RFC 7844 May 2016 Anonymity Profiles for DHCP Clients 16 RFCs
RFC 8319 Feb 2018 Support for Adjustable Maximum Router Lifetimes per Link
RFC 8719 Feb 2020 High-Level Guidance for the Meeting Policy of the IETF 3 RFCs
RFC 8981 Feb 2021 Temporary Address Extensions for Stateless Address Autoconfiguration in IPv6 9 RFCs
RFC 9547 Feb 2024 Report from the IAB Workshop on Environmental Impact of Internet Applications and Systems, 2022

Active Internet-Drafts (7)

Expired Internet-Drafts (100)

(Excluding replaced Internet-Drafts.)

Internet-Draft Activity