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Stepping towards a Sustainable Internet

The Internet Architecture Board's new Environmental Impacts of Internet Technology (E-Impact) program's first virtual interim meeting on 15-16 February 2024 is open to participation, with all interested community members invited to join.

Read more details in the latest post by the program co-chairs

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  • JSONPath: from blog post to RFC in 17 years 

    Today the JSONPath RFC (RFC 9535) proposed standard was published, precisely 17 years after Stefan Gössner wrote his influential blog post JSONPath – XPath for JSON that resulted in some 50 implementations in various languages.

    21 Feb 2024
  • Stepping towards a Sustainable Internet 

    The IAB’s new Environmental Impacts of Internet Technology (E-Impact) program will hold its first virtual interim meeting over two slots on 15 and 16 February 2024. These interim meetings are open to participation, and we invite all interested community members to join, participate, and contribute.

    7 Feb 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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Media over QUIC

Media over QUIC (moq) is developing a simple low-latency media delivery solution for ingest and distribution of media. This solution addresses use cases including live streaming, gaming, and media co…


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 16-22 March 2024

Visit the IETF 119 Brisbane meeting webpage