Network Working Group                                          G. Huston
Request for Comments: 1690                                        AARNet
Category: Informational                                      August 1994

                  Introducing the Internet Engineering
                       and Planning Group (IEPG)

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  This memo
   does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of
   this memo is unlimited.


   This memo introduces the IEPG to the Internet Community.  The IEPG is
   an Internet Service Operators' forum, intended to assist Service
   Operators to coordinate in operational aspects of managing Internet

1.  Charter of the Internet Engineering and Planning Group

   Domain of Activity

      The Internet Engineering and Planning Group (IEPG) is a group
      principally comprised of Internet Service Operators.


      The common objective of the group is to promote a technically
      coordinated operational environment of the Global Internet.


      The activities of the IEPG will be within the following areas:

     -  To facilitate the operations and management of Global Internet

     -  To promote the introduction of new Internet services within the
        Global Internet, and

     -  Liaison with related Internet Operations groups and liaison with
        technical development groups.

      Explicitly the IEPG is not a group which will conduct activities
      of a technical developmental nature.

Huston                                                          [Page 1]

RFC 1690 The Internet Engineering and Planning Group August 1994 Constituency Membership of the IEPG shall be open. Any individual may subscribe to the IEPG mailing list, and all meeting announcements, meeting agenda, meetings and meeting reports shall be made openly available. Reporting The IEPG will maintain an archive of material available using World Wide Web (WWW) access tools. The location of this WWW archive, and this charter will be disseminated to the Internet community through an Informational RFC. 2. IEPG membership and IEPG mailing list Membership of the IEPG is open. Any member of the Internet community may join the IEPG mailing list. The mailing list is "iepg@iepg.org". Anyone may join the list by subscribing to "iepg-request@iepg.org". 3. Archive of IEPG material All IEPG material is archived at "http://iepg.org/iepg". 4. Security Considerations Security issues are not discussed in this memo. 5. Author's Address Geoff Huston Australian Academic and Research Network GPO Box 1142 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia Phone: +61 6 249 3385 Fax: +61 6 249 1369 EMail: Geoff.Huston@aarnet.edu.au Huston [Page 2]

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