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Shepherd writeup

1. Summary

Who is the document shepherd? Who is the responsible Area Director?

Martin Stiemerling ( is the document shepherd.
Alia Atlas ( is the responsible Area Director.

   This document describes requirements for conveying information
   between Service Function Chaining (SFC) control elements and SFC data
   plane functional elements.  Also, this document identifies a set of
   control interfaces to interact with SFC-aware elements to establish,
   maintain or recover service function chains.  This document does not
   specify protocols nor extensions to existing protocols.

   This document exclusively focuses on SFC deployments that are under
   the responsibility of a single administrative entity.  Inter-domain
   considerations are out of scope.

Explain briefly what the intent of the document is (the document's abstract is
usually good for this), and why the working group has chosen the requested
publication type (BCP, Proposed Standard, Internet Standard, Informational,
Experimental, or Historic).

The document has the intended status "Informational" as it lists requirements
for conveying information between SFC control elements and it does not define
any protocol by itself.

2. Review and Consensus

This document was discussed in the WG and received reviews by key members of
the SFC WG. There is consensus to go forward with the document.

3. Intellectual Property

Each author has confirmed to the document shepherd that there is no personal
knowledge any IPR related to this document.

4. Other Points