This page provides information about terms commonly used in the IETF.
Special services for special packets
The Routing Area is responsible for ensuring continuous operation of the Internet routing system by maintaining the scalability and stability characteristics of the existing routing protocols, as well as developing new protocols, extensions, and bug fixes
Secdir provides support to the IETF Security Area Directors. The group consists of the Working Group Chairs of the Security Area and selected individuals chosen for their technical knowledge in security and their willingness to work with other groups within the IETF to help provide security throughout IETF protocols.
Protocols seen by user programs, such as email and the web, Delay-sensitive interpersonal communications. More information is here.