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  • IETF 110 Online

    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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What's new?

  • WebRTC: Marking a milestone in real-time communications

    The publication of the standards that provide a foundation for Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) marks a milestone in the development of conferencing services used by billions of people around the world.

    27 Jan 2021
  • Support for WebRTC

    WebRTC technologies enjoy broad support by IETF participants, W3C Members, and across industry.

    26 Jan 2021
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Understanding the Internet Engineering Task Force

  • Working Groups
  • Request for Comments (RFCs)

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.

  • Featured Working Group


    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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