On the Usage of Transport Features Provided by IETF Transport Protocols

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Subject: Document Action: 'On the Usage of Transport Features Provided by IETF Transport Protocols' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-taps-transports-usage-09.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'On the Usage of Transport Features Provided by IETF Transport
  (draft-ietf-taps-transports-usage-09.txt) as Informational RFC

This document is the product of the Transport Services Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Mirja K├╝hlewind and Spencer Dawkins.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Technical Summary

This document describes well established function calls as "primitives" that any program 
can use to get automated transport services from TCP, MP-TCP, SCTP, LEDBAT, UDP and UDP-lite 
protocols. This description gives very good information about the services provided by the 
protocols as defined in the RFC series. Further it describes the 3 pass process the working group
followed to derive the transport features. Overall this document serves as a useful source of 
information for users of using transport services.

Working Group Summary

There were discussions on what protocols the document should cover, 
especially for inclusion of secure protocols such as TLS and DTLS. 
This was well communicated with respective working groups. As at that time 
the TAPS working group lacked security protocol expertise, the consensus 
was to keep those out of the scope of the document. When this document
was in the working group, TAPS was explicitly not chartered to perform 
detailed analysis of the security aspects of transport protocols.

Document Quality

As this document describes primitives based on what is already available in standards-
track RFCs for the corresponding transport protocols, it was straightforward to get 
consensus on the primitives. All versions of this document got a fair amount of 
discussion in the mailing list, were well reviewed, and got positive feedback
in working group last call.


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