IESG Strategic Retreat

This year the Internet Engineering Steering Group held a second retreat focused on a more strategic level of thinking.

Read about the process, results, and next steps.

Upcoming events

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    IETF 106 Singapore

    IETF 106 starts Saturday 16 November and runs through Friday afternoon, 22 November.

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    IETF 107 Vancouver

    IETF 107 starts Saturday 21 March and runs through Friday afternoon, 27 March.

All events

What's new?

  • 2020 Draft Budget Narrative

    The IETF Administration LLC has drafted the 2020 Budget under the guidance of its first permanent board. Careful consideration has been provided to each budget request as well as the needs of the Community as a whole.

    11 Nov 2019
  • Finalized IETF LLC Policies Published

    One of our key work items, developing policies for the IETF LLC, is now complete.

    7 Nov 2019
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Understanding the Internet Engineering Task Force

  • Working Groups
  • Request for Comments (RFCs)

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.).

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.

  • Featured Working Group

    Secure Telephone Identity Revisited

    The STIR working group will specify Internet-based mechanisms that allow verification of the calling party's authorization to use a particular telephone number for an incoming call. Since it has...

IETF 106 Singapore: Registration Open

Get ready to Join the IETF community on 16-22 November in Singapore as it creates the technologies that power the Internet.

Register for IETF 106