NETCONF over WebSocket

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This memo proposes a way of transporting NETCONF over WebSocket protocol. Web-related technologies are advancing and number of Web- based systems are increasing. Management systems that adopt Web- related technologies or that have browser-based management interface are getting common. It is natural to expect that there is a standard network operation and management protocol to be used over HTTP. Currently, however, there are few efforts in this area. Although NETCONF[RFC6241] once defined itself to be sent over SOAP/ HTTPS[RFC4743], supposedly due to unfamiliarity to SOAP or lack of bi-directional capability, such efforts aren't successful enough[I-D.ietf-netconf-rfc4743-rfc4744-to-historic]. But now, WebSocket protocol, the update of HTTP equipped with bi-directional capability, is available[RFC6455]. This memo describes how NETCONF should be treated over WebSocket protocol.


Tomoyuki Iijima (
Hiroyasu Kimura (
Yoshifumi Atarashi (
Hidemitsu Higuchi (

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