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IETF updates HTTP specifications, publishes HTTP/3
The HTTPbis working group has been been busy with updates to the specifications that make up HTTP, one of the most widely used protocols on the Internet.
IETF 114 starts Saturday 23 July and runs through Friday afternoon, 29 July.Philadelphia
IETF 115 starts Saturday 5 November and runs through Friday afternoon, 11 November.London, UK
The IETF has been busy working on updates to the specifications that make up HTTP, one of the most widely used protocols on the Internet, and documenting them in several RFCs published this month.23 Jun 2022
The final stage of transitioning services from tools.ietf.org will take place over the next few weeks. New services are in place, and some older services will disappear. Several measures are planned to ensure these final steps proceed smoothly.17 Jun 2022
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Understanding the Internet Engineering Task Force
Working Groups are the primary mechanism for development of IETF specifications and guidelines. Working Groups are typically created to address a specific problem or to produce one or more specific deliverables (a guideline, standards specification, etc.).
Request for Comments (RFCs)
The IETF publishes RFCs authored by network operators, engineers, and computer scientists to document methods, behaviors, research, or innovations applicable to the Internet.
The QUIC transport protocol has several features that are desirable in a transport for HTTP, such as stream multiplexing, per-stream flow control, and low-latency connection establishment. This docum…
Topics of interest
The IETF is working on standards for automated network management which, as the name implies, aims to improve and make more efficient management of networks as they continue to increase in size and complexity.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data with the manufacturer, operator, and/or other connected devices.
The development of new transport technologies in the IETF provides capabilities that improve the ability of Internet applications to send data over the Internet.
Next IETF meeting
Stay tuned for the latest information on the next IETF meeting scheduled for 25-29 July 2022Visit the IETF 114 meeting webpage