The document shepherd is Zaheduzzaman Sarker. The responsible Area Director is
This document describes well established function calls as "primitives" that
any program can use to get automated services from TCP, MP-TCP, SCTP, LEDBAT,
UDP and UDP-lite protocol. This description gives very good information about
the services provided by the protocols as in the RFC series. Further it
describes the 3 pass process had been followed to derive the transport
features. Over all this document serves as a useful source of information for
using transport services.
2. Review and Consensus
As this describe primitives based on what already available in RFC series for
those protocol it was straightforward to get consensus on the primitives. All
versions of this document got a fair amount of discussions in the mailing list
hence were well reviewed and got positive feedbacks on working group last call.
There were discussions on what protocols should the document cover, especially
for inclusion of secure protocols such as TLS and DTLS. This was well
communicated with respective workings. As at that time TAPS WG was lacking of
security protocol expertise the consensus was to keep those out of the scope of
Furthermore, for the shake of manageability the UDP and UDP-lite partitives
were written in a separate document.
3. Intellectual Property
Each author has confirmed conformance with BCP 78/79. There are no IPR
disclosures on the document.
4. Other Points
There is no normative downref and no IANA considerations.