Internet-Drafts are working documents of the IETF, its areas, and its working groups. Note that other groups may also distribute working documents as Internet-Drafts.
During the development of a specification, draft versions of the document are made available for informal review and comment by placing them in the IETF's Internet-Drafts directory. This makes an evolving working document readily available to a wide audience, facilitating the process of review and revision.
Internet-Drafts have no formal status, and are subject to change or removal at any time; therefore they should not be cited or quoted in any formal document.
Submit an Internet-Draft
The following links provide information on submitting an Internet Draft to the IETF.
Search For a Current Internet-Draft
The most effective way to search for, and browse, Internet-Drafts, is by using the IETF Datatracker
Internet-Drafts can be retrieved from the IETF servers using rsync.
Internet-Drafts can also be retrieved from mirror sites using FTP.
Verify an Internet Draft's Signature
The IETF digitally signs Internet-Drafts, and those signatures can be used to verify an Internet-Draft's authenticity. For information on working with Internet-Draft signatures, click here.
Need Additional Assistance?
Questions on Internet-Drafts not answered here should be sent to the Internet-Drafts Administrator.