Notification Message Headers and Bundles
draft-ietf-netconf-notification-messages-04

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NETCONF                                                          E. Voit
Internet-Draft                                             Cisco Systems
Intended status: Standards Track                             H. Birkholz
Expires: February 23, 2019                                Fraunhofer SIT
                                                              A. Bierman
                                                               YumaWorks
                                                                A. Clemm
                                                                  Huawei
                                                              T. Jenkins
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                         August 22, 2018

                Notification Message Headers and Bundles
              draft-ietf-netconf-notification-messages-04

Abstract

   This document defines a new notification message format, using yang-
   data.  Included are:

   o  a new notification mechanism and encoding to replace the one way
      operation of RFC-5277

   o  a set of common, transport agnostic message header objects.

   o  how to bundle multiple event records into a single notification
      message.

   o  how to ensure these new capabilities are only used with capable
      receivers.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Header Objects  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Encapsulation of Header Objects in Messages . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.1.  One Notification per Message  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.2.  Many Notifications per Message  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Configuration of Headers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   6.  Discovering Receiver Support  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   7.  YANG Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   8.  Backwards Compatibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   9.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   10. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   11. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     11.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     11.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   Appendix A.  Changes between revisions  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   Appendix B.  Issues being worked  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   Appendix C.  Subscription Specific Headers  . . . . . . . . . . .  21
   Appendix D.  Implications to Existing RFCs  . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     D.1.  Implications to RFC-7950  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
     D.2.  Implications to RFC-8040  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22

1.  Introduction

   Mechanisms to support subscription to event notifications and yang
   datastore push are being defined in
   [I-D.draft-ietf-netconf-subscribed-notifications] and
   [I-D.ietf-netconf-yang-push].  Work on those documents has shown that
   notifications described in [RFC7950] section 7.16 could benefit from
   transport independent headers.  Communicating the following

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