This document describes well established function calls as "primitives"
that any program can use to get automated transport services from the
UDP and UDP-lite transport protocols. These primitives are services
provided by the standards-track versions of the corresponding protocols.
The working group believes the primitives will be useful for users of a
transport service implementation.
Working Group Summary
The primitives for UDP and UDP-lite were initially intended to be
part of draft-ietf-transport-usage, however working group agreed to
have a smaller document for these protocols, because the authors
providing descriptions for these protocols had little overlap with
the authors of draft-ietf-transport-usage, and the split allowed
for better review by readers with expertise in these protocols.
As this document describes primitives based on what already
available in standards-track RFCs for those protocol it was
straightforward to get consensus on the primitives.
All versions of this document got a fair amount of discussion on
the working group mailing list, were well reviewed and got
positive feedback during working group last call.
The document shepherd is Zaheduzzaman Sarker.
The responsible Area Director is Spencer Dawkins.