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The Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) is a body composed of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Chair and Area Directors:

  • Applications Area (app)
  • Internet Area (int)
  • Operations & Network Management Area (ops)
  • Routing Area (rtg)
  • Real-time Applications and Infrastructure Area (rai)
  • Security Area (sec)
  • Transport Area (tsv)

and Liaison and Ex-officio Members:

It is responsible for technical management of IETF activities and the Internet standards process. It receives appeals of the decisions of the working groups, and the IESG makes the decision to progress documents in the standards track.

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