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IETF 110 Online

The final agenda for the next IETF meeting on 8-12 March is now available, with the next IETF Hackathon set to start on 1 March.

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    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?

  • IETF LLC 2020 End Of Year Survey 

    The IETF Administration LLC ran a survey over December 2020 - January 2021 to assess community satisfaction with the LLC’s performance in 2020 and community views on our proposed activities for 2021.

    22 Feb 2021
  • Birds of a Feather at IETF 110 

    A proposal aimed at addressing authentication challenges faced by Internet of Things (IoT) applications was approved for scheduling at IETF 110.

    3 Feb 2021
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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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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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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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The JSON Meta Application Protocol (JMAP)

This document specifies a protocol for clients to efficiently query, fetch, and modify JSON-based data objects, with support for push notification of changes and fast resynchronisation and for out-of…

RFC 8620was: RFC 8620

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