IETF News

IETF 98 At–A–Glance

By: Chris Harris


Date: July 5, 2017

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Onsite participants: 1127

Remote participants: 315

Number of countries: 57

Hackathon participants: 115+

IETF Activity since IETF 97 (16 November–26 March 2017)

New WGs: 2

  • Concise Binary Object Representation Maintenance and Extensions (cbor)
  • JSON Mail Access Protocol (jmap)

WGs closed: 10

WG currently chartered: 138

New and revised Internet-Drafts (I-Ds): 1,484

IESG Protocol and Document Actions: 124

IESG Last Calls issued to the IETF: 130

RFCs published: 116

  • 66 Standards Track, 5 BCP, 9 Experimental, 36 Informational 

Notable process updates

  • IETF’s IPR rules revision approved. https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-bradner-rfc3979bis
  • RFC 2119 language clarification. https//tools.irtf.org/html/draft-leiba-rfc2119-update

RFC Editor Activity since IETF 97 (November–March 2017)

Published RFCs: 126 (3,928 pages)

  • 37% increase in page count since last reported
  • 29% increase in document count since last reported

Cluster AUTH48 pages updates (full view of author approvals on one page)

Server upgrades

Current and ongoing activities:

  • Stable URIs for errata
  • xml2rfc v3: Continue to follow format developments and be ready to test tools and draft test procedures
  • Improving cluster management and transparency

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