Network Management Research Group

The information below is for an older approved charter
Document Charter Network Management Research Group RG (nmrg) Snapshot
Title Network Management Research Group
Last updated 2014-11-13
State Approved
RG State Active
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The Network Management Research Group (NMRG) provides a forum for researchers
to explore new technologies for the management of the Internet. In particular,
the NMRG will work on solutions for problems that are not yet considered well
understood enough for engineering work within the IETF.

The initial focus of the NMRG will be on higher-layer management services that
interface with the current Internet management framework. This includes
communication services between management systems, which may belong to
different management domains, as well as customer-oriented management services.
The NMRG is expected to identify and document requirements, to survey possible
approaches, to provide specifications for proposed solutions, and to prove
concepts with prototype implementations that can be tested in large-scale
real-world environments.

The IETF Operations and Management Area Directors are members of the NMRG
mailing list and invited to NMRG meetings in order to ensure free flow of
information in both directions, and to avoid duplication of work with the
various IETF working groups.

The group will report its progress through a publicly accessible web site and
presentations at IETF meetings. Specifications developed by the NMRG will be
submitted for publication as Experimental or Informational RFCs.


Membership is open to any interested parties who intend to remain current with
the published documents and mailing list issues.


Regular working meetings are held about three times per year at locations
convenient to the majority of the participants. Working meetings typically take
1-2 days and are typically co-located with either IETF meetings or conferences
related to network management.