Adrian Farrel

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Adrian Farrel is the co-chair of two IETF working groups:[1] the L3VPN Service Model (L3SM) working group [2] and the Interface to Network Security Functions (I2NSF) working group.[3] He was previously a Routing Area Director in the IETF, and was sponsored for this activity by Juniper Networks.

Formerly he was co-chair of three IETF working groups, namely CCAMP,[4] PCE,[5] and L1VPN,[6] which are responsible for developing GMPLS and MPLS related standards.

He has also co-edited a special edition of the IEEE Communications Magazine on GMPLS and is the author of a number of books.[7]

He was a founder of Aria Networks Ltd.,[8] who manufacture sophisticated, next-generation network modeling, path computation, and optimization tools for MPLS, GMPLS, and IP networks, and served as their Chief Technology Officer for two years. He also runs a consulting company[9] specializing in MPLS and GMPLS. Previously he was an MPLS architect and development manager at software house Data Connection Ltd., and director of protocol development for Movaz Networks Inc. He is also author of many RFCs,[10][11] Internet drafts,[10][11] guest editorials,[12] and research papers.[13]

From 2008 to 2011 Adrian served as a Trustee and member of the Standing Board of the Llangollen International Eisteddfod[14]

Adrian Farrel is a member of the Pirate Party UK, and since 4 July 2015 has been an elected Governor of the party. On 27 January 2016 he was appointed Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors.[15]

Adrian has authored a book of fairy tales [16] and blogs about fairy tales and fairy stories.[17]



  1. ^ IETF home page, "IETF"
  2. ^ L3VPN Service Model (L3SM)
  3. ^ Interface to Network Security Functions (I2NSF)
  4. ^ IETF's Working Group, Common Control and Measurement Plane (ccamp)
  5. ^ IETF's Working Group, Path Computation Element (pce)
  6. ^ IETF's Working Group Layer 1 Virtual Private Networks (l1vpn)
  7. ^ Amazon index for Adrian Farrel
  8. ^ Aria Networks
  9. ^ Old Dog Consulting
  10. ^ a b IETF's Datatracker search results for Adrian Farrel
  11. ^ a b Jari Arkko's search page for IETF documents authored by Adrian Farrel
  12. ^ IEEE Communication Magazine July 2005 Vol.43 No.7
  13. ^ IEEE Communication Magazine October 2007 Vol.45 No.10
  14. ^ Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
  15. ^ "The Board". Pirate Party UK. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  16. ^ Tales from the Wood
  17. ^ Tales from the Wood Blog
  18. ^ "Network Management: Know It All". Amazon. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  19. ^ "The Internet and Its Protocols: A Comparative Approach". Amazon. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  20. ^ "Tales from the Wood". Amazon. Retrieved 8 October 2015.