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.
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Internet Draft Signatures
On November 8th, 2011, the Secretariat started digitally signing Internet-Drafts. They are generally signed within a week of submission, following the specification in RFC 5485.
If you wish to learn more about validating the signature on an Internet-Draft, see our Internet Draft Signature information page.
Submit an Internet-Draft
The following links provide information on submitting an Internet Draft to the IETF.
Questions on Internet-Drafts not answered here should be sent to the Internet-Drafts Administrator.