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IP Version 6 Working Group (ipv6) 2912 19795
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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.
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Multiparty Multimedia Session Control Working Group 3316 13472
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Inter-Domain Routing 2094 10446
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Path Computation Element 1620 3982
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Transport Area Working Group 2498 8966
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Pseudo Wires Edge to Edge 2167 7309
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Secure Interdomain Routing 1929 8321
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This is the mailing list for the Transport Layer Security working group of the IETF. 2513 21851
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Common Authentication Technologies - Next Generation 818 5100
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IETF Internet Area Mailing List 813 4354
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Protocol Independent Multicast 961 2704
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IP Security 2163 9173
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Mobile Ad-hoc Networks 3188 11248
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Audio/Video Transport Working Group 3576 11022
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Benchmarking Methodology Working Group 1014 2434
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open discussion forum for long/wide-range architectural issues 89 1186
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general discussion of application-layer protocols 2827 16019
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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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RTG Area: Bidirectional Forwarding Detection DT 735 3013
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IETF Tools Discussion 1066 4257
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IETF IP Performance Metrics Working Group 1354 3100
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mailing list of BEHAVE IETF WG 1857 9757
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Routing Area General mailing list 297 968
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Protocol for carrying Authentication for Network Access 359 1223
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This is the official IETF Mailing List for the HIP Working Group. 911 2720
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IMA (Internationalized eMail Address) 1054 5422
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LDAP Extension Working Group 129 874
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discussion of new namespace identifiers for URNs 156 533
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Enhancements to Internet email to support diverse service enivronments 745 3325
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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
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Signaling Transport 731 3335
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PPP Extensions 98 463
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Datagram Congestion Control Protocol 526 1665
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Reliable Multicast Transport 438 776
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SIPPING Working Group (applications of SIP) 1853 7843
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Geographic Location/Privacy 1688 8208
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Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol 180 546
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Media Gateway Control 765 2245
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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
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SNMP Agent Extensibility 56 91
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Language Tag Registry Update working group discussion list 1112 9500
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Distributed Management 103 200
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Mobility for IPv4 1161 2256
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Reliable Server Pooling 181 274
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Anti-Spam Research Group - IRTF 327 4080
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IP Telephony 132 344
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IP Storage 286 929
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Speech Services Control Working Group 287 656
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IP over Cable Data Network 107 169
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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
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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
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Next Steps in Signaling 868 3313
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IP over InfiniBand WG Discussion List 21 48
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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
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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
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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
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Cross Registry Information Service Protocol 71 153
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IP Mobility Optimizations 162 370
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IP over Resilient Packet Rings 9 10
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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
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Digital Identity Exchange 115 871
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Source-Specific Multicast 6 13
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Path Maximum Transmission Unit Discovery 35 70
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Policy Framework 6 6
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Mailing list for possible diffserv control plane elements WG 15 49
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