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IETF 111 starts Saturday 24 July and runs through Friday afternoon, 30 July.San Francisco
IETF 112 starts Saturday 06 November and runs through Friday afternoon, 12 November.Madrid
The IETF Annual Report 2020 provides a summary of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Internet Architecture Board (IAB), Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), and RFC Editor community activities from last year.6 Apr 2021
I use the Internet almost every day. If you are reading this, you probably do too. The Internet provides access to information and to each other in ways that are ingrained in our daily routines and on which we rely for both work and play.2 Apr 2021
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This document specifies a protocol for clients to efficiently query, fetch, and modify JSON-based data objects, with support for push notification of changes and fast resynchronisation and for out-of…
Topics of interest
The IETF is working on standards for automated network management which, as the name implies, aims to improve and make more efficient management of networks as they continue to increase in size and complexity.
The Internet of Things is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices.
The development of new transport technologies in the IETF provides capabilities that improve the ability of Internet applications to send data over the Internet.
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