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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"
IETF 115 starts Saturday 5 November and runs through Friday afternoon, 11 November.London, UK
IETF 116 starts Saturday 25 March and runs through Friday afternoon, 31 March.Yokohama, Japan
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
This list of sessions at the IETF 114 meeting are likely to include discussions and new proposals that are accessible to a broad range of Internet technologists whether they are new to the IETF or long-time participants.19 Jul 2022
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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…
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 7-11 November 2022Visit the IETF 115 meeting webpage