Shepherd writeup
rfc8390-10

> As required by RFC 4858, this is the current template for the Document
> Shepherd Write-Up.
>
> Changes are expected over time. This version is dated 24 February 2012.

> (1) What type of RFC is being requested (BCP, Proposed Standard,
> Internet Standard, Informational, Experimental, or Historic)? 

Proposed Standard

> Why is this the proper type of RFC?

Because it specifies new protocol wire formats and behaviors.

>  Is this type of RFC indicated in the title page header?

Yes


> (2) The IESG approval announcement includes a Document Announcement
> Write-Up. Please provide such a Document Announcement Write-Up. Recent
> examples can be found in the "Action" announcements for approved
> documents. The approval announcement contains the following sections:


> Technical Summary
>   Relevant content can frequently be found in the abstract
>   and/or introduction of the document. If not, this may be
>   an indication that there are deficiencies in the abstract
>   or introduction.

   Resource ReserVation Protocol-Traffic Engineering provides
   support for the communication of exclusion information during
   labeled switch path setup. This document specifies three new
   route exclusion types.  The new types include exclusions based on
   LSP, PCE and network assigned identifiers.

> Working Group Summary
>   Was there anything in WG process that is worth noting? For
>   example, was there controversy about particular points or
>   were there decisions where the consensus was particularly
>   rough?

An earlier version of this document failed WG last call.  This
version represents a substantial rework, with additional input from
the WG.  It now has reasonable support, and no objections.


> Document Quality
>   Are there existing implementations of the protocol? Have a
>   significant number of vendors indicated their plan to
>   implement the specification? Are there any reviewers that
>   merit special mention as having done a thorough review,
>   e.g., one that resulted in important changes or a
>   conclusion that the document had no substantive issues? If
>   there was a MIB Doctor, Media Type or other expert review,
>   what was its course (briefly)? In the case of a Media Type
>   review, on what date was the request posted?

The base RSVP-TE mechanisms have been implemented.  The extensions
defined in this document can coexist with earlier implementations.
Multiple implementors have vendors contributed to this document and
are expected to implement the defined mechanisms.  


> Personnel

>   Who is the Document Shepherd?

Lou Berger

>   Who is the Responsible Area Director?

Deborah Brungard

> (3) Briefly describe the review of this document that was performed by
> the Document Shepherd.  If this version of the document is not ready
> for publication, please explain why the document is being forwarded to
> the IESG.

The document has been reviewed by the Shepherd while being developed as
well as in it's current form.  It is ready for publications

> (4) Does the document Shepherd have any concerns about the depth or
> breadth of the reviews that have been performed?

No. 

> (5) Do portions of the document need review from a particular or from
> broader perspective, e.g., security, operational complexity, AAA, DNS,
> DHCP, XML, or internationalization? If so, describe the review that
> took place.

No.

> (6) Describe any specific concerns or issues that the Document Shepherd
> has with this document that the Responsible Area Director and/or the
> IESG should be aware of? For example, perhaps he or she is uncomfortable
> with certain parts of the document, or has concerns whether there really
> is a need for it. In any event, if the WG has discussed those issues and
> has indicated that it still wishes to advance the document, detail those
> concerns here.

The document authors have been a bit slow in responding to WG LC comments.  That said, the document is in good shape for publication.

> (7) Has each author confirmed that any and all appropriate IPR
> disclosures required for full conformance with the provisions of BCP 78
> and BCP 79 have already been filed. If not, explain why.

Yes.

> (8) Has an IPR disclosure been filed that references this document?
> If so, summarize any WG discussion and conclusion regarding the IPR
> disclosures.

IPR has been disclosed.  It has been repeatedly pointed out on the
TEAS and CCAMP (where this work started) lists. No one has raised
any specific concerns with the existence or relevance of these
disclosures.   

> (9) How solid is the WG consensus behind this document? Does it
> represent the strong concurrence of a few individuals, with others
> being silent, or does the WG as a whole understand and agree with it?

strong concurrence, largely by contributors.  There are no objections.

> (10) Has anyone threatened an appeal or otherwise indicated extreme
> discontent? If so, please summarise the areas of conflict in separate
> email messages to the Responsible Area Director. (It should be in a
> separate email because this questionnaire is publicly available.)

Not with the current version.  

> (11) Identify any ID nits the Document Shepherd has found in this
> document. (See https://www.ietf.org/tools/idnits/ and the Internet-Drafts
> Checklist). Boilerplate checks are not enough; this check needs to be
> thorough.

None.

> (12) Describe how the document meets any required formal review
> criteria, such as the MIB Doctor, media type, and URI type reviews.

None required/apply.

> (13) Have all references within this document been identified as
> either normative or informative?

Yes.

> (14) Are there normative references to documents that are not ready for
> advancement or are otherwise in an unclear state? If such normative
> references exist, what is the plan for their completion?

None.

> (15) Are there downward normative references references (see RFC 3967)?
> If so, list these downward references to support the Area Director in
> the Last Call procedure.

None.

> (16) Will publication of this document change the status of any
> existing RFCs? Are those RFCs listed on the title page header, listed
> in the abstract, and discussed in the introduction? If the RFCs are not
> listed in the Abstract and Introduction, explain why, and point to the
> part of the document where the relationship of this document to the
> other RFCs is discussed. If this information is not in the document,
> explain why the WG considers it unnecessary.

Yes.

> 
> (17) Describe the Document Shepherd's review of the IANA considerations
> section, especially with regard to its consistency with the body of the
> document. Confirm that all protocol extensions that the document makes
> are associated with the appropriate reservations in IANA registries.
> Confirm that any referenced IANA registries have been clearly
> identified. Confirm that newly created IANA registries include a
> detailed specification of the initial contents for the registry, that
> allocations procedures for future registrations are defined, and a
> reasonable name for the new registry has been suggested (see RFC 5226).

The Shepherd conducted an full review of the section, and suggested
changes to the section that were made prior to publication
request. No new registries are created.

> (18) List any new IANA registries that require Expert Review for future
> allocations. Provide any public guidance that the IESG would find
> useful in selecting the IANA Experts for these new registries.

None.

> (19) Describe reviews and automated checks performed by the Document
> Shepherd to validate sections of the document written in a formal
> language, such as XML code, BNF rules, MIB definitions, etc.

N/A.

 
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