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  • Banishing the bane of bufferbloat

    Bufferbloat affects everyone who uses the Internet, resulting in frustratingly slow web browsing, laggy video calls, and overall poor quality of experience for Internet users and there's a lot of work underway in the IETF to address it.

    • Bjørn Ivar TeigenIETF Participant
    23 May 2023
  • IETF 116 post-meeting survey

    IETF 116 Yokohama was held 25-31 March 2023 and the results of the post-meeting survey are now available on a web-based interactive dashboard.

    • Jay DaleyIETF Executive Director
    26 Apr 2023
  • Catching up on IETF 116

    Recordings are now available for sessions held during the IETF 115 meeting and the IETF Hackathon, where more than 1500 participants gathered in London and online 5-11 November 2022.

      1 Apr 2023
    • 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.

      • Alexa MorrisIETF Managing Director
      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.

      • Nick SullivanMLS Working Group Chair
      • Sean TurnerMLS Working Group Chair
      29 Mar 2023

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    New Internet Architecture Board and Internet Engineering Steering Group Meet for First Time

      10 Mar 2021

      Newly selected members of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) were officially seated in their new roles this week during the 110th Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting.

      More than 1000 leading technologists gather online for Internet Engineering Task Force meeting

      The mission of the IETF is to make the Internet work better by setting high-quality technical standards for the global Internet. IETF 110 is being held online 8-12 March.

      The 2020-2021 IETF Nominating Committee (NomCom) chaired by Barbara Stark was responsible for considering candidates for open seats in the IAB and IESG. Candidates selected by the NomCom are indicated by asterisks in the lists below. Other members are continuing existing terms.

      Internet Architecture Board

      The IAB provides oversight and commentary on aspects of the Internet’s technical architecture. IAB members for the upcoming year are:

      • Jari Arkko, Ericsson
      • Deborah Brungard, AT&T
      • Ben Campbell, independent consultant
      • Lars Eggert, NetApp
      • Wes Hardaker, USC/ISI
      • Cullen Jennings, Cisco
      • Mirja Kühlewind, Ericsson
      • Zhenbin Li, Huawei
      • Jared Mauch, Akamai Technologies
      • Tommy Pauly, Apple
      • David Schinazi, Google
      • Russ White, Juniper
      • Jiankang Yao 姚健康, CNNIC China Internet Network Information Center

      Colin Perkins, Chair of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), will serve as an ex-officio member of the IAB. Mirja Kühlewind was selected for a second term as IAB Chair. See the IAB website for more information.

      Internet Engineering Steering Group

      The IESG is responsible for technical management of IETF activities and the Internet standards process, including final approval of specifications as Internet standards. The work of the IETF is organized into six technical areas and one administrative (general) area. The IESG consists of the area directors (ADs) for each area, who are generally each appointed for two-year terms. The current IESG members are:

      Applications and Real-Time (ART) Area

      • Murray Kucherawy, Facebook 
      • Francesca Palombini, Ericsson

      General (GEN) Area

      • Lars Eggert, NetApp

      Internet (INT) Area

      • Erik Kline*, Loon LLC
      • Éric Vyncke, Cisco

      Operations and Management (OPS) Area

      • Warren Kumari, Google
      • Robert Wilton, Cisco

      Routing (RTG) Area

      • Alvaro Retana, Futurewei
      • John Scudder, Juniper
      • Martin Vigoureux, Nokia

      Security (SEC) Area

      • Roman Danyliw, CERT/Software Engineering Institute
      • Benjamin Kaduk, Akamai Technologies

      Transport (TSV) Area

      • Martin Duke, F5 Networks.
      • Zaheduzzaman Sarker, Ericsson

      In addition to his role as the Area Director for the General Area, Lars Eggert will serve as  the IETF Chair. The IAB Chair, Mirja Kühlewind, will also serve as an ex-officio member of the IESG. More information is available on the IESG webpage.

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