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QUIC: Innovative New Technology for Sending Data Over the Internet Published as Open Standard

Already broadly deployed and used, QUIC provides lower delay, improved security, and more robust delivery of data.

Learn more about QUIC.

Upcoming events

  • IETF 111 Social

    IETF 111 Online 

    IETF 111 starts Monday, 26 July and runs through Friday afternoon, 30 July. Sessions will run from 12:00-18:00 PDT (19:00-01:00 UTC) each day.

    Online
  • IETF 108 Madrid

    IETF 112 Madrid 

    IETF 112 starts Saturday 06 November and runs through Friday afternoon, 12 November.

    Madrid
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What's new?

  • Q&A with our new Director of Development 

    Lee-Berkeley Shaw joins the IETF Administration LLC today as Director of Development. She will focus on designing and delivering the strategy to achieve the IETF’s goals for financial sustainability, with a focus on growing the IETF Endowment. We asked her questions about her plans for the IETF and her background.

    7 Jun 2021
  • A new era in Internet transport 

    The IETF’s Transport and Services (TSV) area is developing several potentially transformative technologies while it continues to maintain many of the foundational protocols of the Internet.

    3 Jun 2021
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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.).

Featured Working Group

QUIC

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…

quic quic@ietf.org

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

QUIC: A UDP-Based Multiplexed and Secure Transport

This document defines the core of the QUIC transport protocol. QUIC provides applications with flow-controlled streams for structured communication, low-latency connection establishment, and network…

RFC 9000was: draft-ietf-quic-transport

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