Presented by

  • Mark Nottingham

    Mark Nottingham

    Mark Nottingham has helped develop the Web and the Internet since the late 90’s. He has written, edited or substantially contributed to more than twenty IETF RFCs and W3C Recommendations about topics like HTTP, caching, linking, Web architecture, privacy and security. He has chaired the HTTP Working Group since 2007 and the QUIC Working Group since 2016, and has been a member of the Internet Architecture Board since 2017. Before that, he served on the W3C Technical Architecture Group. Beyond standards work, he helped deploy a precursor to “enterprise” CDNs in 1998, designed HTTP APIs and owned a caching platform at Yahoo!, and has contributed to several Open Source projects. Currently, he’s part of the Office of the CTO at Fastly.


Many of the Internet's protocols were designed at a time when no one cared who was watching. That's no longer true, and so the Internet community has put a tremendous amount of effort into making communication between two endpoints *only* between those two endpoints. This talk will recap what's happened so far, explain what's left to do, and explore the larger context, including legal issues, architectural impact, open questions, and limitations. Linux Australia: YouTube: