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Presenting at my first IETF meeting

Read how a presentation at the IETF114 meeting MBONED working group session turned into an introduction to "an incredible community"


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    IETF 115 London 

    IETF 115 starts Saturday 5 November and runs through Friday afternoon, 11 November.

    London, UK
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    IETF 116 starts Saturday 25 March and runs through Friday afternoon, 31 March.

    Yokohama, Japan
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What's new?

  • IETF 114 post-meeting survey 

    The results from our IETF 114 post-meeting survey are now available on a web-based interactive dashboard. This commentary highlights where changes we have made based on feedback have been a success, and areas we still need to work on.

    18 Aug 2022
  • Presenting at my first IETF meeting 

    Walking up to the check-in desk at IETF 114, my very first IETF meeting, was a very strange experience for me. However, over the course of the three days that I was there, I ended up having a great newcomers experience.

    15 Aug 2022
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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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MBONE Deployment

The MBONE Deployment Working Group is a forum for coordinating the deployment, engineering, and operation of multicast routing protocols and procedures in the global Internet, inter-domain and singl…


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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Automatic Multicast Tunneling

This document describes Automatic Multicast Tunneling (AMT), a protocol for delivering multicast traffic from sources in a multicast-enabled network to receivers that lack multicast connectivity to t…

RFC 7450was: draft-ietf-mboned-auto-multicast

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Next IETF meeting

Stay tuned for the latest information on the next IETF meeting scheduled for 7-11 November 2022

Visit the IETF 115 meeting webpage