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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 105

More than 1,400 participants gathered from Saturday, 20 July to Friday, 26 July to advance open Internet standards through rough consensus and running code.

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IETF 104

The Internet Engineering Task Force was in Prague, Czech Republic, starting on Sunday, 23 March 2019, where about 1,200 engineers spent a week discussing the latest issues in open standards and protocols.

As usual, the agenda was packed.

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IETF 103

At IETF 103 in Bangkok, about 900 engineers discussed open internet standards and protocols. The week began on Saturday, 3 November, with a Hackathon and Code Sprint. The IETF meeting itself began on Sunday and went through Friday (3-9 November 2018).

We provided our rough guides on topics of mutual interest to both the IETF and the Internet Society as follows:

Overview of ISOC @ IETF
Internet of Things
IPv6
DNSSEC, DNS Security and Privacy

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IETF 102

At IETF 102 in Montreal, about 1,100 engineers discussed open internet standards and protocols. The week begins on Saturday, 14 July, with a Hackathon and Code Sprint. The IETF meeting began on Sunday and goes through Friday (15-20 July 2018).

As usual, we wrote our ‘Rough Guide to the IETF’ blog posts on topics of mutual interest to both the IETF and the Internet Society. The topics are:

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

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IETF 101

At IETF 101 in London, about 1,200 engineers discussed open internet standards and protocols. The week began on Saturday, 17 March, with a Hackathon and Code Sprint. The IETF meeting itself began on Sunday and went through Friday (17-23 March 2018).

As usual, we wrote our ‘Rough Guide to the IETF’ blog posts on topics of mutual interest to both the IETF and the Internet Society. 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

Internet Resilience Discussions at IETF 104
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IETF 22 March 2019

Internet Resilience Discussions at IETF 104

Let’s look at what’s happening in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the upcoming IETF 104 meeting in...

Join a Local IETF Viewing Hub in Africa
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IETF 20 March 2019

Join a Local IETF Viewing Hub in Africa

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is the premier Internet standards body, developing open standards through processes to make the...

Concluding the IETF Rough Guide, Long Live the IETF Blog
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IETF 19 March 2019

Concluding the IETF Rough Guide, Long Live the IETF Blog

For many years we have produced a series of blog posts as a Rough Guide to each upcoming IETF...

How IPv6 SLAAC Responds to Renumbering Events
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IPv6 11 March 2019

How IPv6 SLAAC Responds to Renumbering Events

If you follow the IPv6 Maintenance (6man) Working Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), you may have...

DNS Security & Privacy discussed at e-AGE18
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Deploy360 24 December 2018

DNS Security & Privacy discussed at e-AGE18

The Internet Society continued its engagement with Middle East networking community by participating in the e-AGE18 Conference, where we...

IETF 103, Day 4: Trusted Systems, IoT & IPv6
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IETF 7 November 2018

IETF 103, Day 4: Trusted Systems, IoT & IPv6

This week is IETF 103 in Bangkok, Thailand, and we’re bringing you daily blog posts highlighting the topics of interest...

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