Welcome to the IETF
IETF 116 Yokohama
Join networking experts from around the world 25-31 March 2023 in-person and online. An IETF Hackathon and 100s of sessions will cover the latest Internet technologies and protocols
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
New Internet Architecture Board, IETF Trust, IETF LLC and Internet Engineering Task Force Leadership Announced
Members of the incoming Internet Architecture Board (IAB), the IETF Trust, the IETF Administration LLC (IETF LLC) Board of Directors, and the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG)—which provides leadership for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)—have been officially announced, with new members selected by the 2021-2023 IETF Nominating Committee.13 Feb 2023
Informing the community on third-party correspondence regarding the W3C
In accordance with our policy of transparency, this blog post is being published in order to keep the community informed about recent correspondence with lawyers acting on behalf of the Movement for an Open Web.8 Feb 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
Network Time Protocol
Accurate, precise, and reliable time is an important function relied upon by modern systems, devices, and applications. This requires reliable and accurate network time synchronization over modern IP…NTP email@example.com
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