The Tao of IETF: A Novice's Guide to the Internet Engineering Task Force

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This document describes the inner workings of IETF meetings and Working Groups, discusses organizations related to the IETF, and introduces the standards process. It is not a formal IETF process document but instead an informational overview.


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