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

Document type: Expired Internet-Draft (individual in gen area)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-01-18 (latest revision 2012-07-17)
Intended RFC status: Informational
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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.


Paul Hoffman <>

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