Welcome to the IETF
Early Registration Deadline for IETF 116 is 6 February 2023
Join networking experts from around the world 25-31 March 2023 in Yokohama and online. An IETF Hackathon and 100s of sessions will cover the latest Internet technologies and protocols
IETF 116 starts Saturday 25 March and runs through Friday afternoon, 31 March.Yokohama, Japan
IETF 117 starts Saturday 22 July and runs through Friday afternoon, 28 July.San Francisco
Six network researchers have received Internet Research Task Force Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP), an award focused on recent results in applied networking research and on interesting new research of potential relevance to the Internet standards community.9 Jan 2023
Sergio Aguilar Romero and Martine Sophie Lenders, both Ph.D. students in technology fields, attended and participated in the IETF 115 meeting in London with assistance through travel grants from the Internet Research Task Force.6 Jan 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:
Search IETF Datatracker
The IETF Datatracker contains data about IETF documents, working groups, meetings, agendas, minutes, presentations, and more:
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 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)…
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 25-31 March 2023Visit the IETF 116 meeting webpage