Re: [manet] Stan Ratliff

Justin Dean <> Tue, 29 October 2019 13:11 UTC

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Sad news indeed.  As others have said Stan was a great guy.  Working with
him as co-chair he always had my back, even when we didn't agree.  He
didn't hold grudges and spoke his mind, a unique and refreshing
combination.  He will be missed.


On Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 12:07 PM Alvaro Retana <>

> Dear WG:
> It is with great sadness that I want to let you all know that Stan passed
> away last week; he was only 63.  A Celebration of His Life was held today
> in Oklahoma City, where we was born.  Please include his wife and son in
> your prayers.
> Stan was an active contributor to the IETF for many years, including his
> long-tenure as manet Chair.  Among other work, he was a co-author of DLEP
> (rfc8175), which represents the bulk of the current activity in the WG.
> On a personal note, Stan and I both worked at cisco for many years.  In
> fact, it was him who introduced me to ad-hoc networking!  We worked
> together on several (mostly internal) projects related to manet, including
> rfc7137.  He was always easy to get along with, but also didn’t mince words
> when expressing his opinion.  Always a pleasure to work with!
> Thank you Stan!  You will be missed!
> Alvaro.
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