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Gorry Fairhurst

Professor Godred Fairhurst MIEEE

Gorry Fairhurst is a Professor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen, his research is in Internet Engineering. He has published more than 200 papers on topics in broadband and broadcast satellite, TV/video transmission, IPv6, IP multicast, X.25, together with work on Internet measurement, protocol architecture and Internet transport mechanisms. He is an active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) where he chairs the Transport Area working group (TSVWG) and contributes to the IETF Internet area. He previously chaired the IPDVB and DCCP working groups. He has authored more than 30 RFCs with over 150 citations within the RFC-series, and currently works on standards in the 6MAN, TSVWG, TAPS, and TCPM working groups, as well as contributing to other groups including: ICCRG, QUIC, PANRG, INTAREA, and MAPRG. In previous years, he contributed to ETSI standardisation and the DVB Project, working on encapsulation and Higher Layer protocols for DVB-RCS2.


Role Group Email
Chair Transport and Services Working Group (tsvwg)
Lead Hot RFC Lightning Talks (hotrfc)
Reviewer Transport Area Review Team (tsvart)

RFCs (32)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 3366 Sep 2002 Advice to link designers on link Automatic Repeat reQuest (ARQ) 5 RFCs
RFC 3449 Dec 2002 TCP Performance Implications of Network Path Asymmetry 13 RFCs
RFC 3819 Jul 2004 Advice for Internet Subnetwork Designers 27 RFCs
RFC 3828 Jul 2004 The Lightweight User Datagram Protocol (UDP-Lite) 25 RFCs
RFC 4259 Dec 2005 A Framework for Transmission of IP Datagrams over MPEG-2 Networks 7 RFCs
RFC 4326 Dec 2005 Unidirectional Lightweight Encapsulation (ULE) for Transmission of IP Datagrams over an MPEG-2 Transport Stream (TS) 5 RFCs
RFC 4947 Jul 2007 Address Resolution Mechanisms for IP Datagrams over MPEG-2 Networks 3 RFCs
RFC 5097 Jan 2008 MIB for the UDP-Lite protocol 3 RFCs
RFC 5163 Apr 2008 Extension Formats for Unidirectional Lightweight Encapsulation (ULE) and the Generic Stream Encapsulation (GSE) 3 RFCs
RFC 5405 Nov 2008 Unicast UDP Usage Guidelines for Application Designers 34 RFCs
RFC 5595 Sep 2009 The Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) Service Codes 6 RFCs
RFC 5596 Sep 2009 Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) Simultaneous-Open Technique to Facilitate NAT/Middlebox Traversal 4 RFCs
RFC 5634 Aug 2009 Quick-Start for the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP)
RFC 5757 Feb 2010 Multicast Mobility in Mobile IP Version 6 (MIPv6): Problem Statement and Brief Survey 5 RFCs
RFC 6323 Jul 2011 Sender RTT Estimate Option for the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) 1 RFC
RFC 6773 Nov 2012 DCCP-UDP: A Datagram Congestion Control Protocol UDP Encapsulation for NAT Traversal 3 RFCs
RFC 6936 Apr 2013 Applicability Statement for the Use of IPv6 UDP Datagrams with Zero Checksums 17 RFCs
RFC 7280 Jun 2014 IANA Guidance for Managing the Unidirectional Lightweight Encapsulation (ULE) Next-Header Registry
RFC 7411 Nov 2014 Multicast Listener Extensions for Mobile IPv6 (MIPv6) and Proxy Mobile IPv6 (PMIPv6) Fast Handovers 1 RFC
RFC 7567 Jul 2015 IETF Recommendations Regarding Active Queue Management 23 RFCs
RFC 7661 Oct 2015 Updating TCP to Support Rate-Limited Traffic 6 RFCs
RFC 8084 Mar 2017 Network Transport Circuit Breakers 10 RFCs
RFC 8085 Mar 2017 UDP Usage Guidelines 42 RFCs
RFC 8087 Mar 2017 The Benefits of Using Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN) 10 RFCs
RFC 8095 Mar 2017 Services Provided by IETF Transport Protocols and Congestion Control Mechanisms 8 RFCs
RFC 8304 Feb 2018 Transport Features of the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and Lightweight UDP (UDP-Lite) 2 RFCs
RFC 8436 Aug 2018 Update to IANA Registration Procedures for Pool 3 Values in the Differentiated Services Field Codepoints (DSCP) Registry 2 RFCs
RFC 8511 Dec 2018 TCP Alternative Backoff with ECN (ABE) 6 RFCs
RFC 8899 Sep 2020 Packetization Layer Path MTU Discovery for Datagram Transports 8 RFCs
RFC 9065 Jul 2021 Considerations around Transport Header Confidentiality, Network Operations, and the Evolution of Internet Transport Protocols 4 RFCs
RFC 9268 Aug 2022 IPv6 Minimum Path MTU Hop-by-Hop Option
RFC 9435 Jul 2023 Considerations for Assigning a New Recommended Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP)

Active Internet-Drafts (8)

Expired Internet-Drafts (49)

(Excluding replaced Internet-Drafts.)

Internet-Draft Activity