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About the IETF

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is the premier Internet standards body, developing open standards through open processes to make the Internet work better. The IETF is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. The Internet Architecture Board (IAB)  and the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) complement the work of the IETF by, respectively, providing long-range technical direction for Internet development and promoting research important to the Internet’s evolution.

The Internet Society believes open standards are a cornerstone of the Internet. They are key to allowing devices, services, and applications to work together across a wide and dispersed network of networks. In addition to the standards themselves, the open processes and principles on which they are developed ensure the continued evolution of Internet technologies that meet the need of the growing number of devices and uses that empower people around the world.

The Internet Society is the organizational home of the IETF and supports it with funding, and through programs such as the ISOC Fellowship to the IETF.

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IETF 101

At IETF 101 in London, about 1000 engineers will discuss open internet standards and protocols. The week begins on Saturday, 17 March, with a Hackathon and Code Sprint. The IETF meeting itself begins on Sunday and goes through Friday (17-23 March 2018).

As usual, we’ll write our ‘Rough Guide to the IETF’ blog posts on topics of mutual interest to both the IETF and the Internet Society. The links will be added as they are posted. The topics are:

Overview of ISOC @ IETF
Routing Infrastructure Security Resilience
Internet of Things
IPv6
DNSSEC, DANE and DNS Security
Identity, Privacy, and Encryption

More information about IETF 101

IETF 100

Starting on Sunday, 12 November 2017, the Internet Engineering Task Force was in Singapore for IETF 100, where about 1000 engineers discussed the latest issues in open internet standards and protocols.

We provided a series of ‘Rough Guide to the IETF’ blog posts on topics of mutual interest:

Overview
Routing Infrastructure Security Resilience
IPv6
Internet of Things (IoT)
Identity, Privacy, and Encryption

 

More information about IETF 100

IETF 99

The Internet Engineering Task Force was in Prague, Czech Republic, starting on Sunday, 16 July 2017, where about 1000 engineers spent a week discussing the latest issues in open standards and protocols.

As usual, the agenda was packed, and the Internet Society provided a ‘Rough Guide’ to the IETF via a series of blog posts on topics of mutual interest:

Overview
Internet Infrastructure Resilience
Internet of Things
IPv6
Scalability & Performance
DNSSEC, DANE, and DNS Security
Trust, Identity, and Privacy
Encryption

More information about IETF 99

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