A short introduction to the IETF


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A short introduction to the IETF

IETF History

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)

Changed IETF composition and roles

IETF Growth by Country

IETF structure

IETF structures and key forums

Internet Architecture Board (IAB)

Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG)

Working groups in eight areas

Working group summary

IETF process

Fundamental working principle


Fundamental perspective of enlightened self-interest

Two types of documents

Internet drafts


Development process

Relations among standards bodies

IETF: infrastructure protocols

IETF: infrastructure applications

How IETF sees work divided


Author: Harald Tveit Alvestrand

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