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Lars Eggert
Pronouns: he/him

Lars Eggert (@larse) is the Senior Technical Director for Internet Standards at NetApp and the current chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Lars is an experienced technology leader with deep expertise in distributed systems, network architectures and protocol design, ranging from the Internet to datacenter to IoT/edge environments. He drives NetApp’s networking strategy through academic collaborations with top universities and open source collaborations.

Lars has been leading Internet standardization for two decades as a member of the IETF’s steering group and architecture board, and he currently serves as chair of the IETF. In the past, he chaired the IETF’s research arm, the IRTF, and the IETF’s QUIC working group. He also serves on the program and organization committees of academic conferences such as ACM SIGCOMM and USENIX NSDI, as well as numerous other boards.

Lars received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2003. Before joining NetApp in 2011, he was a Principal Scientist at Nokia and served on the corporation’s CTO and CEO Technology Councils. In parallel, from 2009-2014, Lars was an Adjunct Professor at Aalto University. From 2003-2006, he was a senior researcher at NEC Labs.


Role Group Email
Area Director ALLDISPATCH (alldispatch)
Area Director Individual Submissions (none)
Area Director General Area Open Meeting (genarea)
Area Director General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) (genart)
Area Director General Area Dispatch (gendispatch)
Area Director The Tools Team (tools)
Area Director Internet Engineering Steering Group (iesg)
Area Director General Area (gen)
Area Director Education and Outreach Directorate (eodir)
Area Director Hot RFC Lightning Talks (hotrfc)
At Large Member Internet Research Steering Group (irsg)
Chair General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) (genart)
Chair General Area Open Meeting (genarea)
Chair IETF (ietf)
Chair Internet Engineering Steering Group (iesg)
Chair IAB workshop on Environmental Impact of Internet Applications and Systems (eimpactws)
Liaison Contact Transport Area (tsv)
Member Internet Architecture Board (iab)
Member IETF-IANA (ietfiana)
Member IAB-ISOC Policy Coordination (iabisoc)
Member IETF Administration LLC Board of Directors (llc-board)
Member Legal consultation group (legal-consult)
Member RFC Series Approval Board (rsab)
Reviewer Transport Area Review Team (tsvart)
Tech Advisor Hackathon (hackathon)

External Resources

Name Value
GitLab Username larseggert
GitHub Username larseggert
Additional Web Page

RFCs (22)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 3884 Sep 2004 Use of IPsec Transport Mode for Dynamic Routing 4 RFCs
RFC 4858 May 2007 Document Shepherding from Working Group Last Call to Publication 3 RFCs
RFC 5203 Apr 2008 Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Registration Extension 6 RFCs
RFC 5204 Apr 2008 Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Rendezvous Extension 15 RFCs
RFC 5207 Apr 2008 NAT and Firewall Traversal Issues of Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Communication 7 RFCs
RFC 5405 Nov 2008 Unicast UDP Usage Guidelines for Application Designers 34 RFCs
RFC 5482 Mar 2009 TCP User Timeout Option 5 RFCs
RFC 6247 May 2011 Moving the Undeployed TCP Extensions RFC 1072, RFC 1106, RFC 1110, RFC 1145, RFC 1146, RFC 1379, RFC 1644, and RFC 1693 to Historic Status 2 RFCs
RFC 6335 Aug 2011 Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Procedures for the Management of the Service Name and Transport Protocol Port Number Registry 45 RFCs
RFC 6417 Nov 2011 How to Contribute Research Results to Internet Standardization
RFC 6619 Jun 2012 Scalable Operation of Address Translators with Per-Interface Bindings 4 RFCs
RFC 6771 Oct 2012 Considerations for Having a Successful "Bar BOF" Side Meeting 2 RFCs
RFC 7295 Jul 2014 Report from the IAB/IRTF Workshop on Congestion Control for Interactive Real-Time Communication 1 RFC
RFC 7805 Apr 2016 Moving Outdated TCP Extensions and TCP-Related Documents to Historic or Informational Status
RFC 7827 Mar 2016 The Role of the IRTF Chair
RFC 8003 Oct 2016 Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Registration Extension 4 RFCs
RFC 8004 Oct 2016 Host Identity Protocol (HIP) Rendezvous Extension 7 RFCs
RFC 8085 Mar 2017 UDP Usage Guidelines 42 RFCs
RFC 8257 Oct 2017 Data Center TCP (DCTCP): TCP Congestion Control for Data Centers 6 RFCs
RFC 8312 Feb 2018 CUBIC for Fast Long-Distance Networks 10 RFCs
RFC 9245 Jun 2022 IETF Discussion List Charter
RFC 9438 Aug 2023 CUBIC for Fast and Long-Distance Networks

Active Internet-Drafts (1)

Expired Internet-Drafts (27)

(Excluding replaced Internet-Drafts.)

Internet-Draft Activity