Fred Baker

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Country: USA
Email: fred [at]

Fred Baker is currently a Cisco Systems representative for BITAG. He joined Cisco in 1994. Working at Cisco, his main areas of interest are related to the improvement of quality of service, routing development, and other issues related to Internet governance. [1] Fred is a prior Chairman of IETF and ISOC.


Fred Baker has been a Fellow at Cisco Systems since 1999. He was also the Chairman for the Operations Working Group for IPv6 at [[IETF]. He is also a member of Smart Grid Interoperability Panel.

Professional Experience

  • 1996-2001: IETF Chairman, followed by Harald Tvei Alvestrand. Within IETF he chaired various working groups such as PPP Extensions, IPv6 Operations, ISDN MID and others;
  • 1996-2002: Was part of the Internet Architecture Board;
  • 2002 - 2006: Chairman of The Internet Society; During this period, Fred Baker had a fiduciary responsibility to ensure that Lynn St. Amour had the necessary funding and that all funds were spent appropriately.[2]
  • 2002 - 2008: Member of the Board of Trustees of The Internet Society;

Other Areas of Interest

Fred Baker also got involved in the following areas and organizations:


Fred Baker was also co-author 30 RFCs and he was an important contributor to a several other RFCs. He was the co-author of RFCs related to quality of service, precedence-based Internet services, RIPv2 routing and other such issues. [4]