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.
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Inter-Domain Routing 1997 9767
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Secure Interdomain Routing 1814 7954
by Sean Turner-2
Multiparty Multimedia Session Control Working Group 3246 13177
by Flemming Andreasen
Common Authentication Technologies - Next Generation 793 5036
by Robert Sparks
IETF-Discussion 7608 60571
by Robert Sparks
This is the mailing list for the Transport Layer Security working group of the IETF. 2415 21203
by Christian Huitema-3
This is the official IETF Mailing List for the HIP Working Group. 904 2695
by Robert Moskowitz
Path Computation Element 1558 3765
by Jonathan Hardwick
Multi-Protocol Label Switching WG 4757 14890
by Tarek Saad (tsaad)
TCP Maintenance and Minor Extensions Working Group 1676 8611
by Yuchung Cheng
IP Security 2127 8997
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general discussion of application-layer protocols 2803 15926
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IETF IS-IS working group 909 3121
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Mobile Ad-hoc Networks 3147 11121
by Jiazi Yi-2
NFSv4 Working Group 2729 12596
by J. Bruce Fields
IETF Tools Discussion 1053 4214
RTG Area: Bidirectional Forwarding Detection DT 733 3008
by Chris Bowers
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IETF IP Performance Metrics Working Group 1338 3077
IMA (Internationalized eMail Address) 1052 5417
by John C Klensin
Audio/Video Transport Working Group 3561 10985
by Roni Even-2
discussion of new namespace identifiers for URNs 156 533
by Dale R. Worley
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IETF Internet Area Mailing List 781 4225
by Wassim Haddad
Enhancements to Internet email to support diverse service enivronments 745 3325
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Routing Area General mailing list 291 960
by Alia Atlas
Benchmarking Methodology Working Group 987 2385
by Sudhin Jacob
Transport Area Working Group 2430 8781
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Layer Two Tunneling Protocol Extensions 203 445
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IP Version 6 Working Group (ipv6) 2842 19289
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Pseudo Wires Edge to Edge 2136 7243
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Protocol Independent Multicast 945 2677
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softwires wg discussion list 1265 6383
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open discussion forum for long/wide-range architectural issues 86 1173
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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
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Discussion list for header fields used in Internet messaging applications. 38 169
by Julien ÉLIE-2
Proposed URI Schemes 204 1208
by Matt Rogers
Signaling Transport 731 3335
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mailing list of BEHAVE IETF WG 1856 9753
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IRTF-Announce 192 193
by Eggert, Lars
PPP Extensions 98 463
by Megan Ferguson
LDAP Extension Working Group 129 873
by Clément OUDOT
Datagram Congestion Control Protocol 526 1665
by Pasi Sarolahti-2
Reliable Multicast Transport 438 776
by brian.adamson
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.
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Protocol for carrying Authentication for Network Access 358 1221
by yoshihiro.ohba
SIPPING Working Group (applications of SIP) 1853 7843
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Geographic Location/Privacy 1688 8208
by Alissa Cooper-2
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol 180 546
by rfc-editor
Media Gateway Control 765 2245
by Schwarz, Albrecht (N...
Security Issues in Network Event Logging 519 2038
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Robust Header Compression 643 1673
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SIP for Instant Messaging and Presence Leveraging Extensions 1179 4209
by Peterson, Jon
SNMP Agent Extensibility 56 91
by Randy Presuhn
Language Tag Registry Update working group discussion list 1112 9500
by Randy Presuhn
Distributed Management 103 200
by Randy Presuhn
Mobility for IPv4 1161 2256
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Reliable Server Pooling 181 274
by Thomas Dreibholz-2
Anti-Spam Research Group - IRTF 327 4080
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IP Telephony 132 344
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IP Storage 286 929
by lokesharora
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by 🔓Dan Wing
Speech Services Control Working Group 287 656
by Eric Burger-4
IPR-WG 456 3127
by todd
Centralized Conferencing 393 1031
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IP over Cable Data Network 107 169
by Alice Russo
Mailing list for the ISMS working group 568 2804
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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
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Ethernet Interfaces an Hub MIB WG 164 318
by Romascanu, Dan (Dan)
Layer 1 Virtual Private Networks 159 304
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IETF Remote Direct Data Placement (rddp) WG 93 187
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Discussion of FEC Framework 419 1024
by IESG Secretary
Next Steps in Signaling 868 3313
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IP over InfiniBand WG Discussion List 21 48
by nyotnyot1
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.
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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
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
Cross Registry Information Service Protocol 71 153
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by Mushtaq Khan-4
IP Mobility Optimizations 162 370
by Marshall Eubanks
IP over Resilient Packet Rings 9 10
by Mark Townsley
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Discussions leading to possible BOF for end-host overlay multicast standards 1 1
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Internet Emergency Preparedness Working Group 46 170
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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
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Mailing list for possible diffserv control plane elements WG 15 49
by Paulo Mendes
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