Shepherd writeup

(1) What type of RFC is being requested 

  Standards Track 

(2) The IESG approval announcement includes a Document Announcement Write-Up. Please provide such a Document Announcement Write-Up. Recent examples can be found in the "Action" announcements for approved documents. The approval announcement contains the following sections:

Technical Summary:

   The DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) were developed to provide origin
   authentication and integrity protection for DNS data by using digital
   signatures.  These digital signatures can be verified by building a
   chain of trust starting from a trust anchor and proceeding down to a
   particular node in the DNS.  This document specifies a mechanism that
   will allow an end user and third parties to determine the trusted key
   state for the root key of the resolvers that handle that user's DNS
   queries.  Note that this method is only applicable for determining
   which keys are in the trust store for the root key.

Working Group Summary:

  This document has had a short history, and came about while working with ICANN on
  the KSK rollover process, as a way to assist tracking the addition and removal of DNSSEC

Was there anything in WG process that is worth noting? For example, was there controversy about particular points or were there decisions where the consensus was particularly rough?

   WG criticism of the design approach produced at least two implementations of the design. 

Document Quality:

Are there existing implementations of the protocol? Have a significant number of vendors 
indicated their plan to implement the specification? 

  There are two different implementations of the design. 

Are there any reviewers that merit special mention as having done a 
thorough review, e.g., one that resulted in important changes or a
conclusion that the document had no substantive issues? If there was a
MIB Doctor, Media Type or other expert review, what was its course
(briefly)? In the case of a Media Type review, on what date was the
request posted?



Document Shepherd: Tim Wicinski 

Responsible Area Director: In this case since the DNSOP AD is a co-author (Warren Kumari), 
  we have Terry Manderson to step in his place.  They chairs thank Mr. Manderson for
  his assistance in this. 

(3) Briefly describe the review of this document that was performed by the Document Shepherd. 
If this version of the document is not ready for publication, please explain why the document
is being forwarded to the IESG.

  The shepherd has been involved during the working group process reviewing versions, 
  looking for editorial issues, 

(4) Does the document Shepherd have any concerns about the depth or breadth of the reviews that have been performed?


(5) Do portions of the document need review from a particular or from broader perspective, e.g., security, operational complexity, AAA, DNS, DHCP, XML, or internationalization? If so, describe the review that took place.

  No other reviews are needed. 

(6) Describe any specific concerns or issues that the Document Shepherd has with this 
document that the Responsible Area Director and/or the IESG should be aware of? 


(7) Has each author confirmed that any and all appropriate IPR disclosures required for 
full conformance with the provisions of BCP 78 and BCP 79 have already been filed. 
If not, explain why?


(8) Has an IPR disclosure been filed that references this document? If so, summarize any 
WG discussion and conclusion regarding the IPR disclosures.


(9) How solid is the WG consensus behind this document? Does it represent the strong 
concurrence of a few individuals, with others being silent, or does the WG as a whole 
understand and agree with it?


(10) Has anyone threatened an appeal or otherwise indicated extreme discontent? If so, 
please summarise the areas of conflict in separate email messages to the 
Responsible Area Director. (It should be in a separate email because this
 questionnaire is publicly available.)


(11) Identify any ID nits the Document Shepherd has found in this document. 
(See and the Internet-Drafts Checklist). 
Boilerplate checks are not enough; this check needs to be thorough.

  No nits.

(12) Describe how the document meets any required formal review criteria, such as 
the MIB Doctor, media type, and URI type reviews.

  None needed.  

(13) Have all references within this document been identified as either normative or informative?


(14) Are there normative references to documents that are not ready for advancement or 
are otherwise in an unclear state? If such normative references exist, what is the 
plan for their completion?


(15) Are there downward normative references references (see RFC 3967)? If so, 
list these downward references to support the Area Director in the Last Call procedure.

(16) Will publication of this document change the status of any existing RFCs?  
Are those RFCs listed on the title page header, listed in the 
abstract, and discussed in the introduction?


(17) Describe the Document Shepherd's review of the IANA considerations section, 
especially with regard to its consistency with the body of the document. 


(18) List any new IANA registries that require Expert Review for future allocations. 
Provide any public guidance that the IESG would find useful in selecting the IANA 
Experts for these new registries.


(19) Describe reviews and automated checks performed by the Document Shepherd to 
validate sections of the document written in a formal language, such as XML code, BNF 
rules, MIB definitions, etc.

   The documents were produced with an XML editor and were processed
through the IETF's ID Nits engine, and txt files were produced from the
XML by the IETF's Internet Drafts submission process.