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This is the mailing list for the Transport Layer Security working group of the IETF. 2741 23986
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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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Transport Area Working Group 2648 9448
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NFSv4 Working Group 2933 13516
by spencer shepler-4
Multi-Protocol Label Switching WG 5028 15735
by Alexander Vainshtein
IETF IS-IS working group 1073 3641
by Benoit Claise
Inter-Domain Routing 2349 11720
by RFC Errata System
IP Version 6 Working Group (ipv6) 3110 22324
by Templin, Fred L
Multiparty Multimedia Session Control Working Group 3484 14335
by Taylor Brandstetter
IP Security 2286 9670
by Michael Richardson-5
Benchmarking Methodology Working Group 1125 2655
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Path Computation Element 1778 4463
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IETF IP Performance Metrics Working Group 1483 3498
by John Lemon
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IETF Tools Discussion 1131 4468
by Adam Roach-3
Pseudo Wires Edge to Edge 2254 7490
by Andrew G. Malis-3
TCP Maintenance and Minor Extensions Working Group 1792 9037
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Mobile Ad-hoc Networks 3268 11482
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IRTF-Announce 206 207
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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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softwires wg discussion list 1360 6560
by Ian Farrer
Audio/Video Transport Working Group 3658 11232
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RTG Area: Bidirectional Forwarding Detection DT 778 3236
by Greg Mirsky-2
IMA (Internationalized eMail Address) 1058 5434
by RFC Errata System
Proposed URI Schemes 209 1224
by Graham Klyne-2
general discussion of application-layer protocols 2859 16229
by Jeffrey Yasskin
LDAP Extension Working Group 130 877
by Michael Ströder
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Discussion list for header fields used in Internet messaging applications. 42 187
by Anne van Kesteren
mailing list of BEHAVE IETF WG 1859 9759
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This is the official IETF Mailing List for the HIP Working Group. 924 2764
by Miika Komu-5
Routing Area General mailing list 309 992
by Fred Baker-2
discussion of new namespace identifiers for URNs 158 535
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by Polly Huang
Robust Header Compression 644 1674
by IETF Secretariat-2
Layer Two Tunneling Protocol Extensions 214 478
by Bob Briscoe-4
Signaling Transport 735 3352
by prabath weerasinghe
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
open discussion forum for long/wide-range architectural issues 91 1194
by bensons
Geographic Location/Privacy 1689 8209
by IETF Secretariat-2
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by RFC Errata System
Protocol for carrying Authentication for Network Access 359 1223
by yoshihiro.ohba
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Enhancements to Internet email to support diverse service enivronments 745 3325
by RFC Errata System
PPP Extensions 98 463
by Megan Ferguson
Datagram Congestion Control Protocol 526 1665
by Pasi Sarolahti-2
Reliable Multicast Transport 438 776
by brian.adamson
SIPPING Working Group (applications of SIP) 1853 7843
by RFC Errata System
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol 180 546
by RFC Errata System
Media Gateway Control 765 2245
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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
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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
by lokesharora
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Speech Services Control Working Group 287 656
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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
by RFC Errata System
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...
IETF Remote Direct Data Placement (rddp) WG 93 187
by liuhuan123
Discussion of FEC Framework 419 1024
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Next Steps in Signaling 868 3313
by IETF Secretariat-2
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 Carpenter
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 The IESG-3
Cross Registry Information Service Protocol 71 153
by The IESG-3
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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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by Ken Raeburn
259 545
by JP Vasseur (jvasseur...
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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 The IESG-3
Digital Identity Exchange 115 871
by tianxama
Source-Specific Multicast 6 13
by ahsanchisti
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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