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Registration for IETF 119 Brisbane is now open. Join more than 1000 leading technologists in 100s of sessions, including the IETF Hackathon, from 16-22 March 2024.

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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.).

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Messaging Layer Security

Messaging Layer Security provides end-to-end security that makes it easy for apps to provide users the highest level of security, keeping user information safe even if the cloud service they’re using…


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The IETF publishes RFCs authored by network operators, engineers, and computer scientists to document methods, behaviors, research, or innovations applicable to the Internet.

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The Messaging Layer Security (MLS) Protocol

The Messaging Layer Security (MLS) protocol specifies a key establishment protocol that provides efficient asynchronous group key establishment with forward secrecy (FS) and post-compromise security …

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Stay tuned for the latest information on the next IETF meeting scheduled for 16-22 March 2024

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