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IETF 119 Brisbane registration is open
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.
IETF 119 starts Saturday 16 March and runs through Friday afternoon, 22 March.
IETF 120 starts Saturday 20 July and runs through Friday afternoon, 26 July.
The IETF Administration LLC has prepared its draft budget for 2024 and now seeks community feedback.6 Dec 2023
IETF 118 Prague was held 4-10 November 2023 and the results of the post-meeting survey are now available on a web-based interactive dashboard.30 Nov 2023
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 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.).
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.
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 …
Topics of interest
The IETF is working on standards for automated network management which, as the name implies, aims to improve and make more efficient management of networks as they continue to increase in size and complexity.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data with the manufacturer, operator, and/or other connected devices.
The development of new transport technologies in the IETF provides capabilities that improve the ability of Internet applications to send data over the Internet.
Next IETF Meeting
Stay tuned for the latest information on the next IETF meeting scheduled for 16-22 March 2024Visit the IETF 119 Brisbane meeting webpage