Next week is the 87th meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), taking place this time in Berlin, Germany, and it will be an incredibly busy week as something like 1,200-1,500 engineers gather in a hotel meeting space to debate and discuss various topics and create the open standards that power the Internet. There are many different working groups meeting during the week and the IETF 87 agenda can seem a bit overwhelming. To help with that, as we’ve done in the past, the Internet Society has published our “Rough Guide to IETF 87” available at:
This document reflects our (Internet Society) interests and what we see as the important topics related to the technology priorities we have an an organization. The working groups and events listed are ones where we have Internet Society staff participating or where the topic being covered is one of our priorities.
For instance, within our team here at Deploy360, we’ll be there in Berlin at the working groups related to:
- Routing resiliency and security
Most of which, but not all, are captured in the Rough Guide. As we noted in an earlier post about DNSSEC activities, there are two groups focused on DNSSEC and DANE that are of great interest to us. There are a wide number of IPv6-related groups in which we’ll be participating and several groups related to routing resiliency and security.
If you are reading this page here on our Deploy360 site, hopefully the Rough Guide will help you understand where we will be spending our time.
There are, of course, a great many other working groups meeting next week at IETF 87 that are doing outstanding work in Internet infrastructure, applications, routing, security, real-time communications, network operations and so much more. The full agenda for IETF 87 is an amazing list of all the great open standards work happening across the IETF!
NOTE: If you unable to attend IETF 87 in Berlin in person, there are numerous methods of remote participation that you will allow you to listen to what is going on and to provide comments.