Alvaro Retana

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Alvaro Retana is a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems, where he works on Strategic Customer Enablement. He also chairs the IETF-LAC Task Force for LACNOG, with the objective of increasing the participation of people from Latin America and the Caribbean in the IETF. He has published 4 technical books and has been awarded multiple patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Alvaro's current interests include Software Defined Networking, energy efficiency, infrastructure security, network complexity and other related topics.
Alvaro has been participating in the IETF since 1998, mainly in the Routing Area. He previously co-chaired Routing Area Working Group (rtgwg) and the Source Packet Routing in Networking WG (spring), and has co-authored several documents on routing technology. Alvaro currently serves as Routing Area Director.


rfc3021 Dec 2000 Using 31-Bit Prefixes on IPv4 Point-to-Point Links
rfc3137 Jun 2001 OSPF Stub Router Advertisement
rfc3345 Aug 2002 Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Persistent Route Oscillation Condition
rfc4276 Jan 2006 BGP-4 Implementation Report
rfc6860 Jan 2013 Hiding Transit-Only Networks in OSPF
rfc6969 Jul 2013 OSPFv3 Instance ID Registry Update
rfc6987 Sep 2013 OSPF Stub Router Advertisement
rfc6992 Jul 2013 Routing for IPv4-Embedded IPv6 Packets
rfc7137 Feb 2014 Use of the OSPF-MANET Interface in Single-Hop Broadcast Networks
rfc7911 Jul 2016 Advertisement of Multiple Paths in BGP
rfc7964 Sep 2016 Solutions for BGP Persistent Route Oscillation
rfc7980 Oct 2016 A Framework for Defining Network Complexity
rfc8099 Feb 2017 OSPF Topology-Transparent Zone