Process Oriented Tutorials

  • Introduction to the Applications and Real-Time Area

Description: This session will provide a high level overview of the main work areas that the Applications and Real-Time (ART) Area covers. We will discuss the protocol groupings at the core of the area, including web, voice and video, instant messaging, email, and calendaring, covering both emerging work and key past areas of concentration.

Last time presented: Buenos Aires, Argentina at IETF 95
Link to slides: Introduction to the Applications and Real-Time Area

  • Introduction to the Internet Area

Description: This session provides a high level overview of the Internet Area, including the core protocol building blocks developed and maintained by the area. A brief summary of the topics currently covered by the area as well as a short introduction to the working groups in the area is also covered.

Last time presented: Yokohama, Japan at IETF 94
Link to slides: Introduction to the Internet Area
Link to recording: Introduction to the Internet Area

  • Introduction to the Operations and Management Area

Description: This session will provide a high level overview of the main work areas that the Operations and Management (OPS) Area covers. We will highlight relations to other areas and external groups, list the work of the currently active working groups and hive a short introduction to management protocols.

Last time presented: Toronto, ON, Canada at IETF 90
Link to slides: Introduction to the Operations and Management Area
Link to recording: Introduction to the Operations and Management Area

  • Introduction to the Routing Area

Description: This session will provide an overview of the work and activities in the Routing (RTG) Area of the IETF. The purpose of the tutorial is not to explain the routing protocols, but to describe the history and purpose of the Routing Area as well as to provide an overview of the current work in the area. It will show how the various working groups relate to each other and to working groups in other areas. Finally, the session will consider how routing-related work in other areas can access and benefit from the expertise available in the Routing Area.

Last time presented: Prague, Czech Republic at IETF 93
Link to slides: Routing Area Overview

  • Introduction to the Security Area

Description: This session will provide a high-level overview of the Security Area including building blocks developed and maintained by the area. We will begin with a brief overview of security services (e.g., authentication, confidentiality) followed by mechanisms to provide these services. We will talk about Security Area groups (TLS, DANE, OAuth, etc.) as well as other areas’ groups that are security focused -- IRTF’s CFRG, Routing Security, Applications.

Last time presented: Honolulu, HI, USA at IETF 91
Link to slides: Introduction to the Security Area

  • Introduction to the Transport Area

Description: This session will provide a high level overview of the Transport and Services (TSV) Area, which works on mechanisms related to end-to-end data transport. TSV working groups cover core transport protocols, such as TCP, UDP, DCCP, and SCTP; congestion mitigation and notification; middlebox services, such as firewalls and IPv4/IPv6 network address translation; coordinating/transporting network storage, such as iSCSI, iFC, and NFS; and congestion avoidance by coordinating/optimizing traffic flows. The tutorial will give an overview of present work, briefly cover the history of the TSV area, and summarize current developments with respect to the future of the TSV area's work and organization.

Last time presented: Dallas, TX, USA at IETF 92
Link to slides: Introduction to the Transport Area