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) 3213 23635
by Brian E Carpenter-2
76165 76195
by Internet-Drafts Admi...
1722 5681
by John E Drake
Multi-Protocol Label Switching WG 5137 16279
by Greg Mirsky-2
general discussion of application-layer protocols 2881 16354
by Dave Crocker-2
TCP Maintenance and Minor Extensions Working Group 1862 9267
by Olivier Bonaventure-...
Inter-Domain Routing 2481 12255
by Jay Borkenhagen
This is the mailing list for the Transport Layer Security working group of the IETF. 2923 25300
by Thomas Pornin
Secure Interdomain Routing 2029 8662
by Russ Housley
IP Security 2346 9900
by Waltermire, David A....
IETF-Discussion 8957 67832
by Khaled Omar-2
Transport Area Working Group 2741 9738
by Matt Mathis-3
Audio/Video Transport Working Group 3682 11292
by Zaheduzzaman Sarker
RTG Area: Bidirectional Forwarding Detection DT 833 3449
by Reshad Rahman (rrahm...
IETF IS-IS working group 1210 4226
by Acee Lindem (acee)
Protocol Independent Multicast 1069 2923
by Holland, Jake
Benchmarking Methodology Working Group 1168 2721
15414 15576
by rfc-editor
softwires wg discussion list 1398 6645
by Internet-Drafts Admi...
IETF Internet Area Mailing List 976 5085
by Juan Carlos Zuniga-2
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.
372 1374
by Spencer Dawkins at I...
IETF IP Performance Metrics Working Group 1544 3658
by Tianran Zhou
Mobile Ad-hoc Networks 3309 11652
by Stan Ratliff-2
2755 12569
by Ian Farrer
Pseudo Wires Edge to Edge 2283 7566
by Alexander Vainshtein
1305 4076
by Lou Berger
Path Computation Element 1857 4669
by Adrian Farrel(IETF C...
Routing Area General mailing list 319 1007
by Alia Atlas
open discussion forum for long/wide-range architectural issues 93 1217
by Greg Skinner-4
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
1049 9659
by Carsten Bormann
Multiparty Multimedia Session Control Working Group 3590 14642
by Suhas Nandakumar
IETF Tools Discussion 1162 4605
by Henrik Levkowetz
NFSv4 Working Group 2982 13661
by Rick Macklem
IRTF-Announce 211 212
by Allison Mankin-2
664 2206
by Alessandra De Paola
1973 8907
by Brian Rosen
Common Authentication Technologies - Next Generation 889 5402
by Greg Hudson
Mailing list for the ISMS working group 573 2816
This is the official IETF Mailing List for the HIP Working Group. 946 2801
by Miika Komu-5
LDAP Extension Working Group 135 904
by William Brown
Proposed URI Schemes 214 1258
by Tom Mignone
IMA (Internationalized eMail Address) 1059 5437
by John Levine
Signaling Transport 737 3360
by Suchetha P
Cross Registry Information Service Protocol 72 155
by Jaap Akkerhuis
mailing list of BEHAVE IETF WG 1863 9767
by Spencer Dawkins at I...
Layer Two Tunneling Protocol Extensions 215 479
by Ian Farrer
Discussion list for header fields used in Internet messaging applications. 42 187
by Anne van Kesteren
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
235 836
by rfc-editor
Protocol for carrying Authentication for Network Access 359 1223
by yoshihiro.ohba
961 3785
by rfc-editor
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
SIPPING Working Group (applications of SIP) 1853 7843
by rfc-editor
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol 180 546
by rfc-editor
Media Gateway Control 765 2245
by Schwarz, Albrecht (N...
SNMP Agent Extensibility 56 91
by Randy Presuhn
Language Tag Registry Update working group discussion list 1109 9497
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
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-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.
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 The IESG-3
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 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
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
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