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Shepherd writeup

(1) What type of RFC is being requested (BCP, Proposed Standard, Internet
Standard, Informational, Experimental, or Historic)? Why is this the proper
type of RFC? Is this type of RFC indicated in the title page header?

  Informational as indicated on the title page header and in the datatracker.

(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:

   Denial-of-service Open Threat Signaling (DOTS) Telemetry enriches the
   base DOTS protocols to assist the mitigator in using efficient DDoS
   attack mitigation techniques in a network.  This document presents
   sample use cases for DOTS Telemetry.  It discusses in particular what
   components are deployed in the network, how they cooperate, and what
   information is exchanged to effectively use these techniques.

Working Group Summary:

  The first version of this document was published as an individual draft in
  March 2020. It was adopted by the DOTS WG in September 2020. Before the
  adoption the chairs had some concerns whether a separate informational
  document describing use cases for DOTS Telemetry is needed or it should be
  merged with the telemetry draft (based on the IESG directions to reduce a
  number of supplemental documents), but the WG consensus was that it's better
  to have a separate document describing use cases. The draft received
  relatively little attention in the WG until the WGLC was issued, when it was
  reviewed and discussed more thoroughly.

Document Quality:

  Document authors are long-time participants in the DOTS WG and some of them
  are developers of existing DOTS implementations. The draft was reviewed by
  authors of the DOTS Telemetry protocol. Some use cases described in the draft
  are reportedly implemented by some vendors.


  Valery Smyslov (shepherd)
  Paul Wouters (AD)

(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.

  I have reviewed the document and found it ready.

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

  No. The document was a subject of reviews in the WG.

(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.

  The document describes possible use cases for the DOTS Telemetry protocol.
  The DOTS Telemetry protocol itself was extensively reviewed.
  I personally don't think that more reviews are needed for this document.

(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? For example, perhaps he or she is uncomfortable with certain parts of
the document, or has concerns whether there really is a need for it. In any
event, if the WG has discussed those issues and has indicated that it still
wishes to advance the document, detail those concerns here.


(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?

  All authors and contributors confirmed that they are not aware of any IPR
  related to this draft.

  ** Yuhei Hayashi -- **
  Meiling Chen -- ** Li
  Su --

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

  No IPR disclosure has been filed that reference this document.

(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?

  The WG consensus is solid.

(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.

  idnits reports one false positive warning.

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

  The document contains no YANG module.

(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?

  The document normatively references draft-ietf-dots-telemetry, which is in
  the RFC Editor queue.

(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


(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? If the RFCs are not listed in the Abstract and
Introduction, explain why, and point to the part of the document where the
relationship of this document to the other RFCs is discussed. If this
information is not in the document, explain why the WG considers it unnecessary.


(17) Describe the Document Shepherd's review of the IANA considerations
section, especially with regard to its consistency with the body of the
document. Confirm that all protocol extensions that the document makes are
associated with the appropriate reservations in IANA registries. Confirm that
any referenced IANA registries have been clearly identified. Confirm that newly
created IANA registries include a detailed specification of the initial
contents for the registry, that allocations procedures for future registrations
are defined, and a reasonable name for the new registry has been suggested (see
RFC 8126).

  The document contains no requests to IANA.

(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.

  No new registries are defined by this document.

(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, YANG modules, etc.

  No automated checks are applicable.

(20) If the document contains a YANG module, has the module been checked with
any of the recommended validation tools
( for syntax and
formatting validation? If there are any resulting errors or warnings, what is
the justification for not fixing them at this time? Does the YANG module comply
with the Network Management Datastore Architecture (NMDA) as specified in

  The document contsins no YANG module.