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Register for IETF 116 today
Join leading technologists from around the world in Yokohama and online from 25-31 March 2023 for an IETF Hackathon and more than 100 technical sessions.
IETF 116 starts Saturday 25 March and runs through Friday afternoon, 31 March.Yokohama, Japan
IETF 117 starts Saturday 22 July and runs through Friday afternoon, 28 July.San Francisco
Last month, I had the opportunity to attend my first Internet Engineering Task Force meeting, IETF 115, which was held in London. It was a great experience and I was able to learn a lot from the many network specialists in attendance.6 Dec 2022
This IAB workshop considers what technologists and standards makers might do to reduce the costs or increase the benefits of the impact Internet applications and systems have on the environment.5 Dec 2022
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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 Network Time Protocol (NTP) is widely used to synchronize computer clocks in the Internet. This document describes NTP version 4 (NTPv4), which is backwards compatible with NTP version 3 (NTPv3)…
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 25-31 March 2023Visit the IETF 116 meeting webpage