IETF Statistics

IETF document statistics (active I-Ds)

“Document Stats -- What is Going on in the IETF?”

Drafts

Total number of drafts is 1894. Of these 1106 (58.52%) are individual drafts, 752 (39.79%) IETF, 28 (1.48%) IRTF, 4 (0.21%) IAB, 0 (0.00%) RFC Editor and 0 (0.00%) IESG drafts.

The distribution of draft according to version numbers is shown here, and according to number of authors here, Draft page count distribution looks like this. The used document format types and content features are shown here. The publication rate per month is shown here.

The most frequently cited RFCs can be seen here.

Authors

The distribution of authors according to the number of drafts they have is shown here. The same distribution for IETF (or other official) drafts is shown here. The authors work in one or multiple WGs according this distribution. The same distribution for cross-area work is here. Most active authors per area can be seen here.

The relative impact of different RFC authors can be seen here.

Areas and WGs

The distribution of WGs per areas is shown in here. The distribution of drafts according to WGs is shown here, and according to areas is shown here.

Affiliations

Authors come from these companies, 734 different companies in total.

Countries and Continents

Considering EU as a country, the distribution would look like this instead. The same distribution for continents can be found here.

Authors come from these countries. Considering EU as a country, the distribution would look like this instead. The same distribution for continents can be found here.

Detailed data

All active authors can be seen here. Countries can be seen here. And active companies can be seen here.

Information Sources

The information is gathered from the following public sources:

  • Published RFCs and drafts. The getauthors tool can recover author information from these documents.
  • IETF web site information about WGs, areas, chairs, ADs, IAB members, etc.

Reliability

Out of the total 1894 drafts, 4 or 0.21% are unparseable by this tool. See here for a list of drafts with problems. Out of a total of 6481 authors entries, 1427 or 22.02% had limited information. See here for a list of authors with problems. See here for a list of drafts with incomplete or non-working e-mail addresses. Warning: See the tool description for detailed information about what can or can not be assumed about the quality of the results.

Privacy

For various good reasons the IETF process for making submissions is open and all information, including author's information is publicly available. The statistics tools use this information. In the most recent version of the statistics tools, the statistics are based only on documents submitted to the IETF.

Should there be any concern about any information relating to a particular document author in these statistics, we provide an opportunity to send corrections or even remove data concerning a particular author on request. Email jari.arkko(at)piuha.net.takeaway to contact the developer. Please use a subject line that includes the word authorstats.

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Data Freshness and Source

This is a part of a statistics report generated by authorstats on 12/12, 2018.

All data in this report is retrieved from public sources, such as publications published at the IETF. The tool and the report are independent of the IETF, however.

Data Accuracy and Privacy

The data or the report may contain inaccuracies.

Note that we do not hold any per-person information beyond what is visible in publicly submitted documents at the IETF. However, if this information is about you, we do appreciate corrections which we will try to incorporate. Similarly, we would be happy to remove your information if you so desire. In either case, send mail to jari.arkko(at)piuha.net.takeaway to contact the developer. Please use a subject line that includes the word authorstats. Our privacy policy can be found in here.