Barry Leiba

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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.


Area Director of Building Blocks for HTTP APIs (httpapi)
Area Director of Registration Protocols Extensions (regext)
Area Director of ART Area Review Directorate for Applications (appsdir)
Area Director of Calendaring Extensions (calext)
Area Director of Concise Binary Object Representation Maintenance and Extensions (cbor)
Area Director of JSON Mail Access Protocol (jmap)
Area Director of Email mailstore and eXtensions To Revise or Amend (extra)
Area Director of Revision of core Email specifications (emailcore)
Area Director of A Semantic Definition Format for Data and Interactions of Things (asdf)
Area Director of WebTransport (webtrans)
Area Director of Applications and Real-Time Area Open Meeting (artarea)
Area Director of Adaptive DNS Discovery (add)
Area Director of Applications and Real-Time Area (art)
Area Director of Internationalization Directorate (i18ndir)
Area Director of Internet Engineering Steering Group (iesg)
Area Director of Using TLS in Applications (uta)
Area Director of ART Area Review Team (artart)
Area Director of Constrained RESTful Environments (core)
Area Director of Content Delivery Networks Interconnection (cdni)
Area Director of Dispatch (dispatch)
Area Director of Audio/Video Transport Core Maintenance (avtcore)
Area Director of HTTP (httpbis)
Chair of ART Area Review Team (artart)
Chair of Applications and Real-Time Area Open Meeting (artarea)
Chair of Hackathon (hackathon)
Liaison Manager for MAAWG (maawg)
Liaison Contact of Web Authorization Protocol (oauth)
Member of IANA (iana-evolution)
Reviewer in Security Area Directorate (secdir)

RFCs (31)

rfc2177 Jun 1997 IMAP4 IDLE command
Cited by 7 RFCs
rfc2683 Sep 1999 IMAP4 Implementation Recommendations
Cited by 3 RFCs
rfc5231 Jan 2008 Sieve Email Filtering: Relational Extension
Cited by 12 RFCs
rfc5258 Jun 2008 Internet Message Access Protocol version 4 - LIST Command Extensions
Cited by 8 RFCs
rfc5435 Jan 2009 Sieve Email Filtering: Extension for Notifications
Cited by 13 RFCs
rfc5436 Jan 2009 Sieve Notification Mechanism: mailto
Cited by 2 RFCs
rfc5825 Apr 2010 Displaying Downgraded Messages for Email Address Internationalization
Cited by 1 RFC
rfc6131 Jul 2011 Sieve Vacation Extension: "Seconds" Parameter
Cited by 2 RFCs
rfc6132 Jul 2011 Sieve Notification Using Presence Information
Cited by 1 RFC
rfc6133 Jul 2011 Sieve Email Filtering: Use of Presence Information with Auto-Responder Functionality
Cited by 2 RFCs
rfc6134 Jul 2011 Sieve Extension: Externally Stored Lists
Cited by 2 RFCs
rfc6154 Mar 2011 IMAP LIST Extension for Special-Use Mailboxes
Cited by 4 RFCs
rfc6237 May 2011 IMAP4 Multimailbox SEARCH Extension
Cited by 2 RFCs
rfc6430 Nov 2011 Email Feedback Report Type Value: not-spam
Cited by 2 RFCs
rfc6468 Feb 2012 Sieve Notification Mechanism: SIP MESSAGE
rfc6474 Dec 2011 vCard Format Extensions: Place of Birth, Place and Date of Death
rfc6558 Mar 2012 Sieve Extension for Converting Messages before Delivery
rfc6715 Aug 2012 vCard Format Extensions: Representing vCard Extensions Defined by the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Converged Address Book (CAB) Group
rfc6785 Nov 2012 Support for Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) Events in Sieve
Cited by 4 RFCs
rfc6854 Mar 2013 Update to Internet Message Format to Allow Group Syntax in the "From:" and "Sender:" Header Fields
Cited by 1 RFC
rfc6859 Jan 2013 Update to RFC 3777 to Clarify Nominating Committee Eligibility of IETF Leadership
Cited by 2 RFCs
rfc6924 Apr 2013 Registration of Second-Level URN Namespaces under "ietf"
rfc7114 Jan 2014 Creation of a Registry for smime-type Parameter Values
Cited by 1 RFC
rfc7377 Oct 2014 IMAP4 Multimailbox SEARCH Extension
Cited by 1 RFC
rfc7803 Feb 2016 Changing the Registration Policy for the NETCONF Capability URNs Registry
rfc7957 Aug 2016 DISPATCH-Style Working Groups and the SIP Change Process
rfc8067 Jan 2017 Updating When Standards Track Documents May Refer Normatively to Documents at a Lower Level
rfc8126 Jun 2017 Guidelines for Writing an IANA Considerations Section in RFCs
Cited by 119 RFCs
rfc8174 May 2017 Ambiguity of Uppercase vs Lowercase in RFC 2119 Key Words
Cited by 444 RFCs
rfc8457 Sep 2018 IMAP "$Important" Keyword and "\Important" Special-Use Attribute
Cited by 1 RFC
rfc8788 May 2020 Eligibility for the 2020-2021 Nominating Committee
Cited by 1 RFC

Active Drafts (1)