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The meeting held in Prague in early November was productive and full of lively discussions fueled by 1806 participants.

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  • IETF 118 Highlights 

    The IETF 118 meeting was held in Prague in early November. In general, the meeting was productive and full of lively discussions fueled by 1067 onsite participants, and 1806 participants altogether.

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