YANG Data Model for Network Access Control Lists (ACLs)

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Network Access Control List (ACL) YANG Data Model' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-netmod-acl-model-21.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Network Access Control List (ACL) YANG Data Model'
  (draft-ietf-netmod-acl-model-21.txt) as Proposed Standard

This document is the product of the Network Modeling Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Warren Kumari and Ignas Bagdonas.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Technical Summary

This document defines YANG data model for Access Control Lists. An ACL is a user-defined ordered set of packet field matching criteria used to control the packet processing behavior of the network element. ACLs define matching rules and actions that will be performed on the packets.

Working Group Summary

The document defines YANG ACL data model that is considered to be uniform enough across the majority of implementations. There is no goal to align to the platform implementation specifics and particular vendor extensions. WG has reached a consensus that the functionality covered is sufficient and generic enough to be practically implementable and usable.  

Document Quality

There are existing implementations in both closed and open source products, and a general agreement that this model will see more implementations. The document has been in active development and refinement for 4 years and there are no major concerns left. 


Responsible Area Director is Ignas Bagdonas. Document shepherd is Kent Watsen. The document adds new YANG module namespace URIs to the existing IETF registries.