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Internet Engineering Steering Group (iesg)

IETF Name Internet Engineering Steering Group
Acronym iesg
State Active
Additional resources Wiki
Personnel Chair Lars Eggert
Area Directors Andrew Alston
Éric Vyncke
Erik Kline
Francesca Palombini
Jim Guichard
John Scudder
Lars Eggert
Martin Duke
Murray Kucherawy
Paul Wouters
Robert Wilton
Roman Danyliw
Warren "Ace" Kumari
Zaheduzzaman Sarker
Delegate Cindy Morgan
Mailing list Address

Group description

The Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) is responsible for technical management of IETF activities and the Internet standards process.

The IESG administers the process according to the rules and procedures that have been ratified by the Internet Society trustees [RFC 2026]. It is directly responsible for the actions associated with entry into and movement along the Internet "standards track," including final approval of specifications as Internet Standards.

The IESG consists of the Area Directors (ADs) who are selected by the Nominations Committee (NomCom) and are appointed for two years. The process for choosing the members of the IESG is detailed in RFC 7437, "IAB and IESG Selection, Confirmation, and Recall Process: Operation of the Nominating and Recall Committees."

Groups in IESG

Group Name Type
Applications and Real-Time Area Area
General Area Area
Internet Area Area
Operations and Management Area Area
Routing Area Area
Security Area Area
Transport Area Area
Web and Internet Transport Area