Internet-Drafts (I-Ds)

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.

Note Well  |  Guidelines  |  I-D Checklist  |  xml2rfc   |  Submission Tool  |  ID-Nits Tool

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.