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Re: netconf WG charter proposal
> Configuration of networking devices has become a critical requirement for
> operators in today's highly interoperable networks.
configuration of networks of devices
> The Netconf Working Group is chartered to produce a protocol
> suitable for network configuration, with the following
> - Provides a clear separation of configuration data
> from non-configuration data
is this necessary to the task? clearly universally achievable?
> - Is extensible enough that vendors will provide access
be willing and able to ^
> to all configuration data on the device using a single protocol
> - Has a robust transaction model, based on remote procedure
> calls (RPC)
i.e., is rpc merely an element of the transaction, or a direct
mechanism for providing transactional semantics?
> - Can be easily integrated with existing configuration
> database systems
> - Suitable for IP-reachable network devices
hmmm, are we sneaking in non-internet devices here? e.g., i
configure my 10kv power station and transmission system via ip?
> fully addressed to develop standard data models, only a small part
> of this work will be initially addressed by this group:
> - identification of principals, such as user names or
> distinguished names
> - XML namespace conventions
> - XML usage guidelines
you lept right into xml as the solution here without previous
> The working group will use the XMLCONF Configuration Protocol
s/use/base its work on/
> MAY 03 Working Group formed
> JUL 03 Submit initial Netconf Protocol draft
> JUL 03 Submit initial Netconf over BEEP draft
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