From the Editor's Desk

By: Mat Ford

Date: November 1, 2016

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The IETF is no stranger to the beautiful city of Berlin—IETF 87 was held there in 2013. It was wonderful to return to the German capital for another productive meeting.

Our cover article is a very timely call to take more seriously the threat posed by the Internet of Things to Internet performance, reliability, and security. This informative article also includes some interesting measurement results.

We have several Working Group and Birds-of-a-Feather updates, a readout from the Hackathon, an article about the deployment of Multipath TCP, and a discussion of some of the history behind the GAIA Research Group’s recent output. And don’t miss our coverage of Ross Callon’s provocative presentation to the IETF plenary.

Finally, you’ll find our regular columns from the IETF, IAB, and IRTF chairs.

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