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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IP Version 6 Working Group (ipv6) 3402 25737
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RTG Area: Bidirectional Forwarding Detection DT 914 3752
by Reshad Rahman (rrahm...
This is the mailing list for the Transport Layer Security working group of the IETF. 3120 26675
by Lanlan Pan
Mobile Ad-hoc Networks 3337 11709
by Rick Taylor
IP Security 2436 10249
by Paul Wouters-4
mailing list of BEHAVE IETF WG 1866 9783
by Christian Huitema-3
IETF IS-IS working group 1425 5087
by Uma Chunduri-3
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Transport Area Working Group 2923 10476
by rfc-editor
IETF Tools Discussion 1194 4786
by Henrik Levkowetz
IETF Internet Area Mailing List 1046 5763
by Brian E Carpenter-2
Routing Area General mailing list 322 1013
by Alvaro Retana-2
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by Bernie Volz (volz)
IETF-Discussion 9537 70594
by Scott Bradner
Inter-Domain Routing 2718 13172
by tom petch-4
Path Computation Element 1959 4931
by Aijun Wang
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by Eric Rosen-2
TCP Maintenance and Minor Extensions Working Group 1923 9539
by Neal Cardwell
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NFSv4 Working Group 3058 13995
by David Noveck
Multi-Protocol Label Switching WG 5282 16800
by tom petch-4
Pseudo Wires Edge to Edge 2318 7629
by rfc-editor
IETF IP Performance Metrics Working Group 1646 4024
by rfc-editor
softwires wg discussion list 1458 6767
by Khaled Omar-2
Protocol Independent Multicast 1127 3129
by Stig Venaas-3
Benchmarking Methodology Working Group 1216 2822
by Maciek Konstantynowi...
Audio/Video Transport Working Group 3709 11334
by Huangyihong (Rachel)
Multiparty Multimedia Session Control Working Group 3715 15211
by Suhas Nandakumar
This is the official IETF Mailing List for the HIP Working Group. 965 2831
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general discussion of application-layer protocols 2919 16554
by Aaron Falk-2
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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open discussion forum for long/wide-range architectural issues 117 1348
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Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol 182 548
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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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Common Authentication Technologies - Next Generation 901 5433
by Rick van Rein
Proposed URI Schemes 220 1305
by Benjamin PHISTER
1981 8930
by Brian Rosen
IRTF-Announce 218 220
by The IESG-3
Discussion list for header fields used in Internet messaging applications. 45 202
by Mark Nottingham
963 3787
by rfc-editor
Secure Interdomain Routing 2046 8710
by Sean Turner-2
Language Tag Registry Update working group discussion list 1110 9500
by Phillips, Addison-2
IMA (Internationalized eMail Address) 1064 5446
by rfc-editor
Mailing list for the ISMS working group 574 2817
Layer Two Tunneling Protocol Extensions 216 481
by Ignacio Goyret-4
SIPPING Working Group (applications of SIP) 1854 7844
by rfc-editor
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by Alessandra De Paola
LDAP Extension Working Group 135 904
by William Brown
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
Robust Header Compression 644 1674
by IETF Secretariat-2
SIP for Instant Messaging and Presence Leveraging Extensions 1181 4211
by rfc-editor
Security Issues in Network Event Logging 520 2041
by Job Snijders-2
Geographic Location/Privacy 1688 8208
by IETF Secretariat-2
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by rfc-editor
Protocol for carrying Authentication for Network Access 359 1223
by yoshihiro.ohba
Enhancements to Internet email to support diverse service enivronments 745 3325
by rfc-editor
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
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 The IESG-3
Reliable Server Pooling 181 274
by Thomas Dreibholz-2
Anti-Spam Research Group - IRTF 327 4080
by kucingjoget
IP Telephony 132 344
by rfc-editor
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
by rfc-editor
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-editor
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 The IESG-3
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.
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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
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 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
68 405
by Ken Raeburn
259 545
by JP Vasseur (jvasseur...
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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 The IESG-3
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
by The IESG-3
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
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