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Efficient XML Interchange Capability for NETCONF

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Author Robert Varga
Last updated 2014-09-04 (Latest revision 2014-03-03)
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The Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) provides mechanisms to install, manipulate, and delete the configuration of network devices via exchange of XML messages in textual representation. Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) is a W3C-recommended binary representation of XML Information Set, which is more efficient from both CPU and bandwidth utilization perspective. This document defines a capability-based extension to the NETCONF protocol that allows peers to agree to exchange protocol messages using EXI encoding.


Robert Varga

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