Shepherd writeup

1. Summary
The document shepherd is Zaheduzzaman Sarker. The responsible Area Director is Spencer Dawkins.
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 the document.
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.