Welcome to the IETF
IETF 116 Yokohama
Recordings of all sessions, including working groups, Birds of a Feather gatherings and the plenary, are now available.
IETF 117 San Francisco
IETF 117 starts Saturday 22 July and runs through Friday afternoon, 28 July.San Francisco
IETF 118 Prague
IETF 118 starts Saturday 4 November and runs through Friday afternoon, 10 November.Prague
Reducing IETF Meeting Scheduling Conflicts
With many IETF participants active across a number of active working groups and limited time slots in an IETF meeting week, we aim to arrange sessions in the agenda to minimize conflicts that prevent participants from joining sessions that are of interest to them. In each post-meeting survey we ask meeting participants to comment on the scheduling conflicts they experienced in the meeting agenda and we then use this information to improve the meeting agenda.31 Mar 2023
Messaging Layer Security: Secure and Usable End-to-End Encryption
The IETF has approved publication of Messaging Layer Security (MLS), a new standard for end-to-end security that will make it easy for apps to provide the highest level of security to their users. End-to-end encryption is an increasingly important security feature in Internet applications. It keeps users’ information safe even if the cloud service they’re using has been breached.29 Mar 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.).
Featured Working Group
Post-Quantum Use In Protocols
The PQUIP working group provides a standing venue to discuss PQC (operational and engineering) transition issues and experiences to date relevant to work in the IETF.pquip firstname.lastname@example.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.
Network Time Protocol Version 4: Protocol and Algorithms Specification
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)…RFC 5905was: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-ntp-ntpv4-proto/
Topics of interest
Automated network management
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 at the IETF
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.
New transport technology
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