NETCONF Client and Server Models
draft-ietf-netconf-netconf-client-server-07

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NETCONF Working Group                                          K. Watsen
Internet-Draft                                          Juniper Networks
Intended status: Standards Track                      September 20, 2018
Expires: March 24, 2019

                    NETCONF Client and Server Models
              draft-ietf-netconf-netconf-client-server-07

Abstract

   This document defines two YANG modules, one module to configure a
   NETCONF client and the other module to configure a NETCONF server.
   Both modules support both the SSH and TLS transport protocols, and
   support both standard NETCONF and NETCONF Call Home connections.

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   o  I-D.ietf-netconf-keystore

   o  I-D.ietf-netconf-ssh-client-server

   o  I-D.ietf-netconf-tls-client-server

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   The following Appendix section is to be removed prior to publication:

   o  Appendix A.  Change Log

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  The NETCONF Client Model  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Tree Diagram  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Example Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     3.3.  YANG Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   4.  The NETCONF Server Model  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
     4.1.  Tree Diagram  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25

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     4.2.  Example Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  32
     4.3.  YANG Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  37
   5.  Design Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  49
     5.1.  Support all NETCONF transports  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  49
     5.2.  Enable each transport to select which keys to use . . . .  49
     5.3.  Support authenticating NETCONF clients certificates . . .  49
     5.4.  Support mapping authenticated NETCONF client certificates
           to usernames  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  49
     5.5.  Support both listening for connections and call home  . .  50
     5.6.  For Call Home connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  50
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