Internet Engineering Steering Group

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

Key Info

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 2727, "IAB and IESG Selection, Confirmation, and Recall Process: Operation of the Nominating and Recall Committees."

General
Teleconferences
Statements
IESG and the Standards Process
Appeals and Posting Rights Actions

Bibliography

  • [1] RFC 2026
    The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 3

    This memo documents the process used by the Internet community for the standardization of protocols and procedures. It defines the stages in the standardization process, the requirements for moving a document between stages and the types of documents used during this process. This document spec...

  • [2] RFC 2727
    IAB and IESG Selection, Confirmation, and Recall Process: Operation of the Nominating and Recall Committees

    The process by which the members of the IAB and IESG are selected, confirmed, and recalled is specified. This document is a self- consistent, organized compilation of the process as it was known at the time of publication. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Inter...

    James Galvin

  • [3] RFC 2026
    The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 3

    This memo documents the process used by the Internet community for the standardization of protocols and procedures. It defines the stages in the standardization process, the requirements for moving a document between stages and the types of documents used during this process. This document spec...