Third Time is a Charm at IETF Hackathon in Prague

IETF 104 in Prague featured what was by far the biggest and most successful IETF Hackathon ever with nearly 400 participants.

Read about the running code and insights that advance Internet standards.

Upcoming events

  • Montreal harbor

    IETF 105 Montreal

    IETF 105 starts Saturday 20 July and runs through Friday afternoon, 26 July.

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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    IETF 106 Singapore

    IETF 106 starts Saturday 16 November and runs through Friday afternoon, 22 November.

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What's new?

  • New Version of the Tao of the IETF

    Since 1993 the Tao of the IETF has functioned as the guide for new attendees to the IETF. Over time both the IETF and the Tao have changed. The last revision of the Tao was in 2012, which led us to believe it might be time for a new version.

    23 May 2019
  • IETF Administration LLC Executive Director Job Posted

    The IETF Administration LLC has begun the public phase of our search for a permanent IETF Executive Director. The closing date for applications is 12 noon (EST) on Friday, June 21, 2019.

    22 May 2019
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Understanding the Internet Engineering Task Force

  • Working Groups
  • Request for Comments (RFCs)

Working groups

Working Groups are the primary mechanism for development of IETF specifications and guidelines. Working Groups are typically created to address a specific problem or to produce one or more specific deliverables (a guideline, standards specification, etc.).

Request for Comments (RFCs)

The IETF publishes RFCs authored by network operators, engineers, and computer scientists to document methods, behaviors, research, or innovations applicable to the Internet.

  • Featured Working Group

    JSON Mail Access Protocol

    The JMAP protocol defined in draft-ietf-jmap-core is designed to be extensible to multiple datatypes which are useful for personal information management related to email stores.

    jmap active [email protected]

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