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.