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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This is the official IETF Mailing List for the HIP Working Group. 977 2865
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Transport Area Working Group 3136 11795
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Inter-Domain Routing 3097 14525
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This is the mailing list for the Transport Layer Security working group of the IETF. 3321 27753
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Multiparty Multimedia Session Control Working Group 3868 16134
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NFSv4 Working Group 3139 14374
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Path Computation Element 2228 5631
by Barry Leiba-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.
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Multi-Protocol Label Switching WG 5513 17460
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IP Version 6 Working Group (ipv6) 3653 29175
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Protocol Independent Multicast 1185 3312
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general discussion of application-layer protocols 2955 16863
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IETF IS-IS working group 1660 6244
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IETF Internet Area Mailing List 1115 6176
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RTG Area: Bidirectional Forwarding Detection DT 972 3970
by Jeffrey Haas-2
Benchmarking Methodology Working Group 1267 2937
by Giuseppe Fioccola
Robust Header Compression 648 1684
by Yoshifumi Nishida-4
IETF IP Performance Metrics Working Group 1792 4606
by Justin Iurman
Audio/Video Transport Working Group 3762 11425
by Magnus Westerlund
TCP Maintenance and Minor Extensions Working Group 2013 9907
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Common Authentication Technologies - Next Generation 933 5515
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open discussion forum for long/wide-range architectural issues 167 1601
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IRTF-Announce 237 242
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Discussion list for header fields used in Internet messaging applications. 50 218
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Mobile Ad-hoc Networks 3409 11851
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IP Security 2524 10656
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IETF Tools Discussion 1243 5043
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Language Tag Registry Update working group discussion list 1114 9521
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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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Routing Area General mailing list 324 1015
Secure Interdomain Routing 2057 8742
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softwires wg discussion list 1511 6876
by Dave Thaler-2
LDAP Extension Working Group 136 905
by Ondřej Kuzník
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IMA (Internationalized eMail Address) 1067 5467
by Megan Ferguson
mailing list of BEHAVE IETF WG 1868 9786
by Magnus Westerlund
Pseudo Wires Edge to Edge 2322 7638
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Enhancements to Internet email to support diverse service enivronments 751 3331
by pradeep xplorer
667 2209
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PPP Extensions 100 466
by rfc-editor
Proposed URI Schemes 221 1311
by Martin J. Dürst
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol 182 548
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
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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
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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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Protocol for carrying Authentication for Network Access 359 1223
by yoshihiro.ohba
Datagram Congestion Control Protocol 526 1665
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Reliable Multicast Transport 438 776
by brian.adamson
Media Gateway Control 765 2245
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SNMP Agent Extensibility 56 91
by Randy Presuhn
Distributed Management 103 200
by Randy Presuhn
Mobility for IPv4 1161 2256
by IESG Secretary
Reliable Server Pooling 181 274
by Thomas Dreibholz-2
Anti-Spam Research Group - IRTF 327 4080
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IP Telephony 132 344
by rfc-editor
IP Storage 286 929
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Speech Services Control Working Group 287 656
by Eric Burger-4
IPR-WG 456 3127
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Centralized Conferencing 393 1031
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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
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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 IESG Secretary
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 IESG Secretary
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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
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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
by IESG Secretary
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
IP over InfiniBand WG Discussion List 20 47
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