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Michael Scharf

Dr. Michael Scharf is a professor for communication networks at the University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen (Germany). Prior to moving to academia in 2018, he was as Product Line Manager in Nokia and he was responsible for a network management and software-defined networking solution, in particular for IP/optical integration. Earlier he was a research engineer in Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs with projects on cloud computing, network management, and Internet transport protocols. Michael chaired the TCP Maintenance and Minor Extensions (TCPM) working group between 2011 and 2022.


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Reviewer Transport Area Review Team (tsvart)

RFCs (5)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 6077 Feb 2011 Open Research Issues in Internet Congestion Control 4 RFCs
RFC 6897 Mar 2013 Multipath TCP (MPTCP) Application Interface Considerations 5 RFCs
RFC 7286 Nov 2014 Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) Server Discovery 4 RFCs
RFC 7971 Oct 2016 Application-Layer Traffic Optimization (ALTO) Deployment Considerations 4 RFCs
RFC 9006 Mar 2021 TCP Usage Guidance in the Internet of Things (IoT)

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Expired Drafts (18)

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