Area of interest: Operational issues and developments of the Internet.
Membership: Operations and engineering personnel from national backbone and mid-level networks. Other groups with responsibility for production- oriented services such as security oriented groups.
Associated technical groups: Groups which will have an interest in, and input to, the agenda of this group will include the IAB and its task forces, and groups within FARNET. In particular, FARNET now has several technical issues of concern, such as the selection of standard internetwork services for debugging (like maps and standard SNMP communities), and the specification of standard network statistics to be taken (of special concern is the ubiquitous ability to collect those statistics).
Meeting times: Members of the group will represent organizations with production responsiblities. Most work will be carried on via email or teleconferencing.