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Early Registration Deadline for IETF 116 is 6 February 2023

Join networking experts from around the world 25-31 March 2023 in Yokohama and online. An IETF Hackathon and 100s of sessions will cover the latest Internet technologies and protocols

Learn more and register now


Search the IETF email archive

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:

Search IETF Datatracker

The IETF Datatracker contains data about IETF documents, working groups, meetings, agendas, minutes, presentations, and more:


Understanding the Internet Engineering Task Force

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 Working Group

Network Time Protocol

Accurate, precise, and reliable time is an important function relied upon by modern systems, devices, and applications. This requires reliable and accurate network time synchronization over modern IP…

NTP ntp@ietf.org

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.


Topics of interest

  • YANG module diagram

    Automated network management

    The IETF is working on standards for automated network management which, as the name implies, aims to improve and make more efficient management of networks as they continue to increase in size and complexity.

  • things

    The Internet of Things at the IETF

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data with the manufacturer, operator, and/or other connected devices.

  • Quicpic2

    New transport technology

    The development of new transport technologies in the IETF provides capabilities that improve the ability of Internet applications to send data over the Internet.

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Next IETF meeting

Stay tuned for the latest information on the next IETF meeting scheduled for 25-31 March 2023

Visit the IETF 116 meeting webpage