Resources

Here are some other resources to help you get started in the IETF.

Key Info

The Tao of the IETF

The Tao of the IETF is a must read document. If you read nothing else, read this. It's a very thorough introduction to the IETF.

IETF Tutorials

These provide overviews of the tools and processes used by the IETF, technical areas of interest to IETF participants, and updates on the work underway in the IETF Areas.

The Glossary

This explains a number of the acronyms and terms that you may see and hear.

The list of Working Groups

This includes links to their charters. In each charter, there are links to all drafts currently discussed by the WG and to all RFCs that the WG has produced. Also, there are instructions on how to join each WG mailing list.

Photo directory of Working Group chairs

This is very helpful if you want to find a particular chair to ask questions or discuss an issue.

The official Note Well

This statement makes it clear that the rules apply to you personally, as an IETF participant.

The IETF Newcomers' Tutorial

This provides introductions to a number of aspects of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) history, structure and operations.