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The updated “front door” for the IETF aims to work for active IETF participants, provide an onramp for potential participants, and help explain the work of the IETF to others.

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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

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 Internet-Draft

    Next-Generation Pan-European eCall

    This document describes how to use IP-based emergency services mechanisms to support the next generation of the pan European in- vehicle emergency call service defined under the eSafety in...


Upcoming events

  • IETF 100 Singapore

    IETF Meetings start Monday morning and run through Friday afternoon (13:30), with late scheduling changes. Newcomers' training and technical tutorials take place the previous Sunday afternoon.

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What's new?

  • IETF 99 Preview

    IETF 99 is about to kick off in Prague, Czech Republic. There is lots of exciting work going on across more than 100 working groups, plus Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions, plenary talks, and other meetings.

    15 Jul 2017
  • Seeking community feedback on revamp of

    There has been a lot of progress on the project to revamp of the website.

    14 Jul 2017
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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:

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