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Eliot Lear

Eliot has participated in the IETF since 1989, and has produced a good number RFCs, chaired working groups, served as the IETF liaison manager to the ITU, and served on the IAB. His current focus is IOT security and onboarding. Eliot lives in Switzerland and enjoys skiing and cooking, tho generally not at the same time.


Role Group Email
Chair Independent Submission Editor (ise)
Member RFC Series Approval Board (rsab)
Reviewer Internet of Things Directorate (iotdir)
Reviewer ART Area Review Team (artart)

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RFCs (18)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 1918 Feb 1996 Address Allocation for Private Internets 195 RFCs
RFC 3617 Oct 2003 Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) Scheme and Applicability Statement for the Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) 4 RFCs
RFC 4192 Sep 2005 Procedures for Renumbering an IPv6 Network without a Flag Day 21 RFCs
RFC 4219 Oct 2005 Things Multihoming in IPv6 (MULTI6) Developers Should Think About 1 RFC
RFC 4450 Mar 2006 Getting Rid of the Cruft: Report from an Experiment in Identifying and Reclassifying Obsolete Standards Documents
RFC 4744 Dec 2006 Using the NETCONF Protocol over the Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol (BEEP) 7 RFCs
RFC 4833 Apr 2007 Timezone Options for DHCP 2 RFCs
RFC 6557 Feb 2012 Procedures for Maintaining the Time Zone Database 5 RFCs
RFC 6595 Apr 2012 A Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) and GSS-API Mechanism for the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)
RFC 6616 May 2012 A Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) and Generic Security Service Application Program Interface (GSS-API) Mechanism for OpenID
RFC 6756 Sep 2012 Internet Engineering Task Force and International Telecommunication Union - Telecommunication Standardization Sector Collaboration Guidelines 3 RFCs
RFC 6837 Jan 2013 NERD: A Not-so-novel Endpoint ID (EID) to Routing Locator (RLOC) Database 8 RFCs
RFC 7305 Jul 2014 Report from the IAB Workshop on Internet Technology Adoption and Transition (ITAT) 5 RFCs
RFC 7960 Sep 2016 Interoperability Issues between Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) and Indirect Email Flows 2 RFCs
RFC 7979 Aug 2016 Response to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) Request for Proposals on the IANA Protocol Parameters Registries 1 RFC
RFC 8520 Mar 2019 Manufacturer Usage Description Specification 7 RFCs
RFC 8718 Feb 2020 IETF Plenary Meeting Venue Selection Process 3 RFCs
RFC 9472 Oct 2023 A YANG Data Model for Reporting Software Bills of Materials (SBOMs) and Vulnerability Information

Active Internet-Drafts (4)

Expired Internet-Drafts (55)

(Excluding replaced Internet-Drafts.)

Internet-Draft Activity