IETF 101

The IETF 101 meeting is now underway. If you can't be in London, follow along or register to participate remotely.

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Understanding our documents

  • Internet-Drafts
  • Request for Comments (RFCs)
  • Working Groups


Internet-Drafts are working documents of the IETF, its areas, and its working groups. During the development of a specification, draft versions of the document are made available for informal review and comment by placing them in the IETF's Internet-Draft format.

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.

Working groups

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

    Active Queue Management and Packet Scheduling

    Internet routers, lower-layer switches, end-host operating systems, device drivers, and many types of additional middleboxes include memory buffers in which they implement queues to hold pa...

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Upcoming events

  • London eye and Palace of Westminster

    IETF 101 London

    IETF 101 starts Saturday 17 March and runs through Friday afternoon, 23 March.

    London, UK
  • Montreal skyline

    IETF 102 Montreal

    IETF 102 is scheduled to start Saturday 14 July and run through the afternoon of 20 July.

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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What's new?

  • IETF Meeting Photography Policy

    The intent behind this policy is to balance people's legitimate desire not to be photographed with the IETF's ability to document activities and enable remote participation. The following policy applies to all IETF events, including WG meetings, plenaries, and the hackathon.

    16 Mar 2018
  • IETF 101 Preview

    IETF participants are gearing up for an intense week of collaboration and discussion at IETF 101, with numerous sessions focused on new work proposals and our largest Hackathon yet.

    16 Mar 2018
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