An Internet Architecture Board workshop will examine the impacts of COVID-19

The Internet is always evolving, never more so in 2020 when, in a relatively short time, new user demands have caused fairly significant changes in what the Internet is needed for.

Read more about the effects of the pandemic and paper submissions.

Upcoming events

  • IETF 109 Bangkok

    IETF 109 Online

    IETF 109 will be online starting 16 November and run through Friday, 20 November. The Hackathon will take place 9-13 November. Additional details will be posted as available.

  • 110-Prague

    IETF 110 Prague

    IETF 110 starts Saturday 06 March and runs through Friday afternoon, 12 March..

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What's new?

  • IETF Hackathon Goes Online!

    Think back to the start of what some refer to as “the COVID-19 era.” It was early 2020 and prep for IETF 107 was in full swing. The wiki for the IETF 107 Hackathon already boasted an exciting list of projects.

    24 Sep 2020
  • IETF 108 Non-Participation Survey

    We recently ran a survey to understand why people who participated in an IETF meeting in 2018/2019 did not participate in IETF 108 to see if there are any issues that we need to fix. The results are now available and this blog post explains some of the insights in the data.

    18 Sep 2020
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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 QUIC working group will provide standards-track specifications for a UDP-based, stream-multiplexing, encrypted transport protocol, based on pre-standardization implementation and deployment exper…

Next IETF meeting

Stay tuned for the latest information on IETF 109

Visit the IETF 109 meeting webpage