WebRTC technologies prove to be essential during pandemic

WebRTC may arguably be the most important set of technologies used during the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing web browsers to make voice, video, and real-time data calls.

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    IETF 110 Online

    IETF 110 starts Monday 08 March and runs through Friday afternoon, 12 March. Sessions will run from 12:00-18:00 UTC each day.

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    IETF 111 San Francisco

    IETF 111 starts Saturday 24 July and runs through Friday afternoon, 30 July.

    San Francisco
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  • IETF 109 Technical Retrospective

    This technical retrospective examines the technical services provided during IETF 109 to help understand the impact of service improvements made between IETF 108 and IETF 109 and what went well and what did not go so well during IETF 109. It concludes with the current plan for improvement to be implemented prior to IETF 110.

    17 Dec 2020
  • IETF LLC 2020 Year in Review & Survey

    Today we are releasing a survey for feedback on the performance of the IETF LLC in 2020.

    15 Dec 2020
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Working groups

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.

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    The (now concluded) RTCWEB working group defined specifications for interactive rich communication using audio, video, collaboration, games, etc. between two peers' web-browsers so that interoperable…


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