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Barry Leiba

Barry Leiba has been a Director of Internet Standards at Futurewei Technologies since 2009. Before that he was a Senior Technical Staff Member at IBM's Research Division, and worked for IBM since 1977. He's worked on email and related technology since the early 1980s, and currently focuses on the "Internet of Things", blockchain technology, security and privacy of Internet applications, and Internet standards development and deployment. Barry has been active in the IETF since the mid 1990s and is an author of a number of proposed standards. He has previously served on the IESG and the IAB, and is currently a member of ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). Barry is Associate Editor-in Chief of IEEE Internet Computing magazine, in charge of departments and columns, including the "Standards" department.


Role Group Email
Chair Concise Binary Object Representation Maintenance and Extensions (cbor)
Chair Hackathon (hackathon)
Chair Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (dmarc)
Chair ART Area Review Team (artart)
Liaison Manager MAAWG (maawg)
Reviewer ART Area Review Team (artart)
Reviewer Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Secretary ART Area Review Team (artart)

RFCs (32)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 2177 Jun 1997 IMAP4 IDLE command 7 RFCs
RFC 2683 Sep 1999 IMAP4 Implementation Recommendations 4 RFCs
RFC 5231 Jan 2008 Sieve Email Filtering: Relational Extension 12 RFCs
RFC 5258 Jun 2008 Internet Message Access Protocol version 4 - LIST Command Extensions 9 RFCs
RFC 5435 Jan 2009 Sieve Email Filtering: Extension for Notifications 14 RFCs
RFC 5436 Jan 2009 Sieve Notification Mechanism: mailto 2 RFCs
RFC 5825 Apr 2010 Displaying Downgraded Messages for Email Address Internationalization 1 RFC
RFC 6131 Jul 2011 Sieve Vacation Extension: "Seconds" Parameter 3 RFCs
RFC 6132 Jul 2011 Sieve Notification Using Presence Information 1 RFC
RFC 6133 Jul 2011 Sieve Email Filtering: Use of Presence Information with Auto-Responder Functionality 2 RFCs
RFC 6134 Jul 2011 Sieve Extension: Externally Stored Lists 3 RFCs
RFC 6154 Mar 2011 IMAP LIST Extension for Special-Use Mailboxes 5 RFCs
RFC 6237 May 2011 IMAP4 Multimailbox SEARCH Extension 2 RFCs
RFC 6430 Nov 2011 Email Feedback Report Type Value: not-spam 2 RFCs
RFC 6468 Feb 2012 Sieve Notification Mechanism: SIP MESSAGE
RFC 6474 Dec 2011 vCard Format Extensions: Place of Birth, Place and Date of Death
RFC 6558 Mar 2012 Sieve Extension for Converting Messages before Delivery 1 RFC
RFC 6715 Aug 2012 vCard Format Extensions: Representing vCard Extensions Defined by the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Converged Address Book (CAB) Group
RFC 6785 Nov 2012 Support for Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) Events in Sieve 5 RFCs
RFC 6854 Mar 2013 Update to Internet Message Format to Allow Group Syntax in the "From:" and "Sender:" Header Fields 1 RFC
RFC 6859 Jan 2013 Update to RFC 3777 to Clarify Nominating Committee Eligibility of IETF Leadership 2 RFCs
RFC 6924 Apr 2013 Registration of Second-Level URN Namespaces under "ietf"
RFC 7114 Jan 2014 Creation of a Registry for smime-type Parameter Values 1 RFC
RFC 7377 Oct 2014 IMAP4 Multimailbox SEARCH Extension 1 RFC
RFC 7803 Feb 2016 Changing the Registration Policy for the NETCONF Capability URNs Registry
RFC 7957 Aug 2016 DISPATCH-Style Working Groups and the SIP Change Process
RFC 8067 Jan 2017 Updating When Standards Track Documents May Refer Normatively to Documents at a Lower Level
RFC 8126 Jun 2017 Guidelines for Writing an IANA Considerations Section in RFCs 216 RFCs
RFC 8174 May 2017 Ambiguity of Uppercase vs Lowercase in RFC 2119 Key Words 824 RFCs
RFC 8457 Sep 2018 IMAP "$Important" Keyword and "\Important" Special-Use Attribute 1 RFC
RFC 8788 May 2020 Eligibility for the 2020-2021 Nominating Committee 1 RFC
RFC 9051 Aug 2021 Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) - Version 4rev2 3 RFCs

Active Internet-Drafts (0)

Barry has no active Internet-Drafts as of 2024-07-22.

Expired Internet-Drafts (28)

(Excluding replaced Internet-Drafts.)

Internet-Draft Activity