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IETF 116 Yokohama Live

Select sessions from the IETF 116 meeting held 25-31 March will be streamed live. Recordings of all sessions, including working groups, Birds of a Feather gatherings and the plenary, will be available shortly after they conclude.

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  • Next steps towards a net zero IETF 

    Built with input from the IETF community, we now have an initial approach and tools for calculating the IETF’s carbon footprint and a strategy for carbon offsetting. For 2023, we will implement this approach with data already available and seek to further improve it for future years.

    21 Mar 2023
  • IETF Administration LLC 2023 Budget 

    The IETF Administration LLC has finalised its 2023 budget following a community consultation.

    20 Mar 2023
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Much of the daily work of the IETF is conducted on electronic mailing lists. A new mail archive tool realizing the requirements developed in RFC 6778 is now in use:

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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.).

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Post-Quantum Use In Protocols

The PQUIP working group provides a standing venue to discuss PQC (operational and engineering) transition issues and experiences to date relevant to work in the IETF.


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 RFC

Network Time Protocol Version 4: Protocol and Algorithms Specification

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is widely used to synchronize computer clocks in the Internet. This document describes NTP version 4 (NTPv4), which is backwards compatible with NTP version 3 (NTPv3)…

RFC 5905was:

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Stay tuned for the latest information on the next IETF meeting scheduled for 25-31 March 2023

Visit the IETF 116 meeting webpage