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IETF Journal July 2017 Issue Available Online Now

The July 2017 issue of the IETF Journal is now online at With IETF 99 in Prague just over one week away, this is the perfect time to get caught up on what’s been happening in the world of Internet standards lately.

Our cover article is a deep dive into Segment Routing, a new traffic-engineering technology being developed by the SPRING Working Group. Also in this issue, you’ll learn about the many activities of the new Education and Mentoring Directorate, which aims to enhance the productivity, diversity, and inclusiveness of the IETF.

We also present an update from the Security Automation and Continuous Monitoring WG, BoF updates, a readout from the pre-IETF Hackathon, and an article about the Internet Society Policy Guests to the IETF. Our regular columns from the IETF, IAB, and IRTF chairs and coverage of the IETF plenary wrap up the issue.

There will be print copies available at IETF in Prague, the email version will hit subscribers’ inboxes early next week, and hard copies will arrive to print subscribers shortly thereafter. You can subscribe at, if you haven’t already.

We’ll also highlight specific articles via our social media channels – and

If you are interested in writing for the next issue, or know someone who may be, please let us know via email to

Happy reading!

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New IETF Journal Issue and Website

We are thrilled to announce we have not only a new issue of the IETF Journal ready to go, but a whole new website for the IETF Journal up and running!

On this new site, you’ll find the latest issue as well as all past issues, About Us, sponsors, and all the other stuff that goes into a shiny new publication website. Articles are now categorized into eight topic sections, authors are linked so you can see all articles, say, Jari Arkko has written, and there’s a robust search feature.

In this new issue, catch up on some of the highlights from IETF 95 in Buenos Aires. Our cover article was prompted by a presentation and debate that took place in the sunset4 Working Group on the subject of declaring IPv4 Historic. Read Lee Howard’s and Geoff Huston’s perspectives and make up your own mind! In addition, we have Working Group updates from L3SM and TAPS, observations from one of the Internet Society Fellowship to the IETF Programme participants, a view from the pre-IETF Hackathon, and an article about a potential new technology direction for the IETF, namely Intelligent Transportation Systems. Our regular columns from the IETF, Internet Architecture Board, and Internet Research Task Force chairs, and coverage of hot topics discussed during the plenary meetings wrap up the issue.

As always, we’ll have hard copies of the Journal available at IETF 96 in Berlin, and the e-version will hit your inbox this week if you’re already subscribed. (And if you’re not, visit to be on the list for next time!)

Please read this latest issue, and let us know what you think. We’re also on social media on Twitter and Facebook if you want to follow along. Want to write an article for the next issue? Contact us!

Happy reading!