Fred Baker (IETF chair)

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Fred Baker
Fred Baker.jpg
Fred Baker, IETF chair
Born Frederick J. Baker
(1952-02-28) February 28, 1952 (age 62)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Occupation Engineer, Former IETF chair

Frederick J. Baker, better known as Fred Baker (born February 28, 1952) is an American engineer, specializing in developing computer network protocols for the Internet.

Biography[edit]

Baker attended the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology from 1970 to 1973. He developed computer network technology starting in 1978 at Control Data Corporation (CDC), Vitalink Communications Corporation, and Advanced Computer Communications. He joined Cisco Systems in 1994.[1] He became a Cisco Fellow in 1998, working in university relations and as a research ambassador, and in the IETF.[2]

Since 1989, Baker has been involved with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the body that develops standards for the Internet. He chaired a number of IETF working groups, including several that specified the management information bases (MIB) used to manage network bridges[3][4] and popular telecommunications links.[5] Baker served as IETF chair from 1996 to 2001, when he was succeeded by Harald Tveit Alvestrand.[6] He served on the Internet Architecture Board from 1996 through 2002. He has co-authored or edited around 50 Request for Comments (RFC) documents on Internet protocols and contributed to others.[7] The subjects covered include network management, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) and Routing Information Protocol (RIPv2) routing, quality of service (using both the Integrated services and Differentiated Services models), Lawful Interception, precedence-based services on the Internet, and others.

In addition, he served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society 2002 through 2008, and as its chair from 2002 through 2006. He was a member of the Technical Advisory Council of the US Federal Communications Commission from 2005 through 2009.[8] He has worked as liaison to other standards organizations such as the ITU-T.[9] In 2009 he became chair of the RFC Series Oversight Committee.[10]

As of 2005 he co-chaired the IPv6 Operations Working Group in the IETF,[11] represents IETF on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Smart Grid Smart Grid Interoperability Panel[12] and Architecture Committee (until 2013),[13] and is Cisco's representative to a Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group.[2][14] Baker also has several patents..[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bio-data of Mr. Fred Baker". International Workshop on e-Access for All. Bangalore, India. February 2007. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "About Us - Research at Cisco". Cisco Systems. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bridge MIB () Charter". 38th IETF Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee proceedings. April 1997. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 
  4. ^ Eric Decker et al. (July 1993). "Definitions of Managed Objects for Bridges". RFC 1493. 
  5. ^ Fred Baker, J. Watt (January 1993). "Definitions of Managed Objects for the DS1 and E1 Interface Types". RFC 1406. 
  6. ^ "Past IESG Members and IETF Chairs". official IETF web site. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Fred Baker Data (all documents)". Arko.com RFC database tool. Retrieved August 6, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Technological Advisory Council Members and Affiliations". Federal Communications Commission Office of Engineering and technology. October 20, 2005. Archived from the original on September 20, 2008. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Internet Standardization and the IETF - ITU" (PPT). ITU Telcomm '99 presentation. 1999. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  10. ^ "The RFC Series Editor". official web site. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  11. ^ "IPv6 Operations (v6ops)". IETF web site. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Current List of SGIP Member Organizations". NIST web site. July 29, 2011. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  13. ^ "SGAC members". NIST web site. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Technical Participants". web site. Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group. Retrieved August 7, 2011. 
  15. ^ John H. Hart, Frederick J. Baker. "Method and apparatus for bridging local area networks". US Patent 4706081.  Filed December 14, 1984, issued November 10, 1987
  16. ^ James L. Fenton, Michael A. Thomas, Frederick J. Baker. "Method and System for Verifying Identification of an Electronic Mail Message". US Patent 2008/0320591.  Filed September 3, 2008

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Preceded by
Paul Mockapetris
IETF Chair
1996–2001
Succeeded by
Harald Tveit Alvestrand