Network Working Group
Request for Comments: 1690
Category: Informational
G. Huston
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 services.

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 services,
  • 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.


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.


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 "". Anyone may join the list by subscribing to "".

3. Archive of IEPG material

All IEPG material is archived at "".

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
   Phone: +61 6 249 3385
   Fax: +61 6 249 1369