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IETF Hackathons: Continually making progress

Improved planning, procedures, tools, and infrastructure helped more than 200 registered participants make progress on more than 20 projects during the latest online-only Hackathon.

Co-chair Charles Eckel shares details

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    IETF 113 

    IETF 113 starts Saturday 19 March and runs through Friday afternoon, 25 March.

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    IETF 114 Philadelphia 

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

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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.).

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QUIC

The QUIC working group will provide standards-track specifications for a UDP-based, stream-multiplexing, encrypted transport protocol, based on pre-standardization implementation and deployment exper…

quic quic@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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