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Reporting Protocol Vulnerabilities

The IETF recognizes that security vulnerabilities will be discovered in IETF protocols and welcomes their critical evaluation by researchers.

Read about the newly published guidance for reporting.

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    IETF 111 San Francisco 

    IETF 111 starts Saturday 24 July and runs through Friday afternoon, 30 July.

    San Francisco
  • 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?

  • IETF Annual Report 2020 

    The IETF Annual Report 2020 provides a summary of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Internet Architecture Board (IAB), Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), and RFC Editor community activities from last year.

    6 Apr 2021
  • IETF 110 Hackathon: The fruit of our labor 

    I use the Internet almost every day. If you are reading this, you probably do too. The Internet provides access to information and to each other in ways that are ingrained in our daily routines and on which we rely for both work and play.

    2 Apr 2021
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Search the IETF email archive

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:

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The IETF Datatracker contains data about IETF documents, working groups, meetings, agendas, minutes, presentations, and more:


Understanding the Internet Engineering Task Force

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

RTCWeb

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…

rtcweb rtcweb@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

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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