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Towards a net zero IETF

A new project is looking at how to measure and potentially offset the carbon emissions of IETF meetings to reach the level of a net zero emitter.

Learn more about the project's background and next steps.

Upcoming events

  • IETF 114 Philadelphia

    IETF 114 Philadelphia 

    IETF 114 starts Saturday 23 July and runs through Friday afternoon, 29 July.

    Philadelphia
  • 115 London

    IETF 115 London 

    IETF 115 starts Saturday 5 November and runs through Friday afternoon, 11 November.

    London, UK
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What's new?

  • Towards a net zero IETF 

    Introducing a new project to measure and potentially offset IETF carbon emissions so that the IETF could potentially reach the level of a net zero emitter.

    6 May 2022
  • IETF 113 post-meeting survey 

    The results from our IETF 113 post-meeting survey are now available on a web-based interactive dashboard. This commentary highlights where changes we have made based on feedback have been a success, and areas we still need to work on.

    2 May 2022
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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:

Search IETF Datatracker

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

Stay Home Meet Occasionally Online

The SHMOO working group is chartered to document high-level guidance and principles to the IESG and the IETF LLC about meeting planning activities.

shmoo manycouches@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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Next IETF meeting

Stay tuned for the latest information on the next IETF meeting scheduled for 25-29 July 2022

Visit the IETF 114 meeting webpage