The Internet Engineering Task Force (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.
Subcategories Topics Posts Last Post
NFSv4 Working Group 3276 14934
by Chuck Lever-5
IETF-Discussion 11014 80383
by Jay Daley-2
Transport Area Working Group 3389 13310
by Gorry Fairhurst
IETF IP Performance Metrics Working Group 1937 5102
by wangyali
IP Version 6 Working Group (ipv6) 3956 32149
by Tom Herbert-2
17529 17696
by IETF Executive Direc...
Proposed URI Schemes 226 1343
by Timothy Mcsweeney
88866 88901
by Internet-Drafts Admi...
1557 4821
by Mahesh Jethanandani-...
IETF IS-IS working group 1861 7188
by Acee Lindem (acee)
2920 13138
by Warren Kumari
Audio/Video Transport Working Group 3853 11722
by Gunnar Hellström-2
TCP Maintenance and Minor Extensions Working Group 2158 10542
by Joseph Touch
This is the mailing list for the Transport Layer Security working group of the IETF. 3604 29240
by Sean Turner-2
RTG Area: Bidirectional Forwarding Detection DT 1009 4226
by Reshad Rahman (rrahm...
Multiparty Multimedia Session Control Working Group 3936 16512
by Bo Burman
general discussion of application-layer protocols 3002 17013
by Herbert van de Sompe...
IETF Internet Area Mailing List 1174 6424
by Wassim Haddad
IRTF-Announce 264 270
by IESG Secretary
Inter-Domain Routing 3384 15505
by Internet-Drafts Admi...
Multi-Protocol Label Switching WG 5641 17808
by Stewart Bryant-3
2283 7720
by Internet-Drafts Admi...
IP Security 2603 10976
by Michael Richardson-1...
Benchmarking Methodology Working Group 1302 3010
by IETF Meeting Session...
open discussion forum for long/wide-range architectural issues 217 2234
by S Moonesamy
Common Authentication Technologies - Next Generation 958 5636
by Sam Whited
This is the official IETF Mailing List for the HIP Working Group. 1034 3013
by Robert Moskowitz
Protocol Independent Multicast 1270 3568
by IETF Meeting Session...
Path Computation Element 2350 5998
by Mike Koldychev (mkol...
IETF Tools Discussion 1319 5369
by Henrik Levkowetz
The RFC (Request for Comments) series contains technical and organizational documents about the Internet, including the technical specifications and policy documents produced by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

The RFC Editor is funded by the Internet Society to edit and publish RFCs online. The RFC Editor maintains the master repository of RFCs as well as RFC meta-data, which can be searched online. The search results include the meta-data, links to the RFC text itself, and links to any errata.
Sub-Forums: RFC Interest
1227 10751
by Brian E Carpenter-2
669 2211
by Neeraj Mittal
2019 8997
by IETF Secretariat-3
Pseudo Wires Edge to Edge 2327 7655
by Stewart Bryant-2
Mobile Ad-hoc Networks 3435 11914
by Chandan Giri
Transport and Services Area (TSV) Mailing List.

The transport and services area covers a range of technical topics related to data transport in the Internet.
The major current topics are protocols (TCP, UDP, SCTP, DCCP), congestion control, multicast and forward-error-correction transports, QoS and reservation signaling, performance metrics, NAT regularization, NFS, and Internet storage.
The transport area intersects most frequently with Internet area, the applications area, the RAI area, the security area and several IRTF research groups.
407 1462
by Martin Duke
IMA (Internationalized eMail Address) 1068 5477
by John R. Levine
mailing list of BEHAVE IETF WG 1875 9818
by mohamed.boucadair-2
SIPPING Working Group (applications of SIP) 1855 7845
by IETF Secretariat-2
softwires wg discussion list 1517 6882
by RFC Errata System
Routing Area General mailing list 325 1016
by Alvaro Retana-2
PPP Extensions 101 468
by Eric Vyncke (evyncke...
Robust Header Compression 649 1687
by Magnus Westerlund
Discussion list for header fields used in Internet messaging applications. 51 223
by Philippe Le Hégaret
970 3794
by IETF Secretariat-2
Secure Interdomain Routing 2061 8750
by RFC Errata System
Language Tag Registry Update working group discussion list 1114 9521
by Doug Ewell-4
LDAP Extension Working Group 136 905
by Ondřej Kuzník
Enhancements to Internet email to support diverse service enivronments 751 3331
by pradeep xplorer
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol 182 548
by RFC Errata System
Mailing list for the ISMS working group 574 2817
Layer Two Tunneling Protocol Extensions 216 481
by Ignacio Goyret-4
Signaling Transport 737 3360
by Suchetha P
Cross Registry Information Service Protocol 72 155
by Jaap Akkerhuis
discussion of new namespace identifiers for URNs 158 535
by Ray-Ban Sunglasses
SIP for Instant Messaging and Presence Leveraging Extensions 1181 4211
by RFC Errata System
Security Issues in Network Event Logging 520 2041
by Job Snijders-2
Geographic Location/Privacy 1688 8208
by IETF Secretariat-2
235 836
by RFC Errata System
Protocol for carrying Authentication for Network Access 359 1223
by yoshihiro.ohba
Datagram Congestion Control Protocol 526 1665
by Pasi Sarolahti-2
Reliable Multicast Transport 438 776
by brian.adamson
Media Gateway Control 765 2245
by Schwarz, Albrecht (N...
SNMP Agent Extensibility 56 91
by Randy Presuhn
Distributed Management 103 200
by Randy Presuhn
Mobility for IPv4 1161 2256
by IESG Secretary
Reliable Server Pooling 181 274
by Thomas Dreibholz-2
Anti-Spam Research Group - IRTF 327 4080
by kucingjoget
IP Telephony 132 344
by RFC Errata System
IP Storage 286 929
by lokesharora
35 74
by 🔓Dan Wing
Speech Services Control Working Group 287 656
by Eric Burger-4
IPR-WG 456 3127
by todd
Centralized Conferencing 393 1031
by RFC Errata System
IP over Cable Data Network 107 169
by Alice Russo
Discussion list for the Media Control activity. Media Control defines a client-server protocol for media servers (MRF in 3GPP parlance) to offer media services to clients, such as application servers (AS in 3GPP parlance). 571 1780
by RFC Errata System
Ethernet Interfaces an Hub MIB WG 164 318
by Romascanu, Dan (Dan)
Layer 1 Virtual Private Networks 159 304
by Adrian Farrel(IETF C...
Discussion of FEC Framework 419 1024
by IESG Secretary
Next Steps in Signaling 868 3313
by IETF Secretariat-2
Mobile IPv6 specifies routing support which permits an IPv6 host to continue using its home address as it moves around the Internet, enabling continuity of sessions. Mobile IPv6 supports transparency above the IP layer, including maintenance of active transport level sessions. In addition, NEMO network mobility mechanisms built on top of Mobile IPv6 allow managing the mobility of an entire network, as it changes its point of attachment to the Internet. The base specifications consist of:
 * RFC 3775
 * RFC 3963
 * RFC 4877

The MEXT Working Group continues the work of the MIP6, NEMO, and MONAMI6 Working Groups.

The primary goal of MEXT will be to (A) enhance base IPv6 mobility by continuing work on developments that are required for wide-scale deployments and specific deployment scenarios.  Additionally, (B) the working group will ensure that any issues identified by implementation and interoperability experience are addressed, and that the base specifications are maintained. (C) The group will also produce informational documentation, such as design rationale documents or description of specific issues within the protocol.
907 5019
by ravi@jntucea
NEMO Working Group 219 1370
by Alessandra De Paola
GEN-ART: General Area Review Team 3161 7512
by Arnt Gulbrandsen
Peer-to-Peer Research Group 324 468
by Chiara Boldrini
The atom-syntax mailing list is the primary mailing list for the Atompub Working Group in the IETF. 289 2172
by Miles Fidelman
Remote Monitoring MIB Working Group 313 345
by Benoit Claise
Crypto Forum Research Group 89 335
by Paterson, Kenny
Multicast and Anycast Group Membership 190 588
by Brian Haberman-2
IETF Remote Direct Data Placement (rddp) WG 93 183
by Stephen Bailey-2
Discussion of issues related to directories 15 51
by Kurt Zeilenga
Internet Measurement Research Group 57 60
by Jelena Mirkovic-2
Differentiated services general discussion 19 25
by Brian E Carpenter-2
Monami6 WG 144 754
by Jorge Espi Aleman
List for implementation questions for NSIS protocols 25 59
by The Warrior
Internet and Management Support for Storage Working Group 173 294
by Black_David
Routing Protocol Security Requirements 75 512
by IESG Secretary
20 27
by Mushtaq Khan-4
IP Mobility Optimizations 162 370
by Marshall Eubanks
IP over Resilient Packet Rings 9 10
by Mark Townsley
68 405
by Ken Raeburn
259 545
by JP Vasseur (jvasseur...
128 970
by Andre-John Mas-4
Discussions leading to possible BOF for end-host overlay multicast standards 1 1
by sasi kala
Internet Emergency Preparedness Working Group 46 170
by IESG Secretary
Working list for the WIDEX working group at IETF 40 97
by IESG Secretary
Digital Identity Exchange 115 871
by tianxama
Source-Specific Multicast 6 13
by ahsanchisti
Path Maximum Transmission Unit Discovery 35 70
by IESG Secretary
Policy Framework 6 6
by cyl_policy
Mailing list for possible diffserv control plane elements WG 15 49
by Paulo Mendes
IP over InfiniBand WG Discussion List 20 47
by Internet-Drafts Admi...
by Internet-Drafts Admi...
The purpose of the TOOLS team is to provide IETF feedback and guidance during the development of software tools to support various parts of IETF activities. 0 0 Empty
Routing Area Directorate 0 0 Empty