Re: [netconf] [Anima] Reuse of SZTP-CSR YANG definition in BRSKI-AE

Michael Richardson <> Wed, 23 June 2021 21:03 UTC

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Kent Watsen <> wrote:
    >> We really just want container csr-support, csr-generation, csr, ???
    >> Maybe we could chat about this more.
    >> We have a regular Thursday 9:30 EST design team.
    >>>> The alternative would be to define an own module modeled in a similar.
    >>> You can do this.
    >> I think that we can have some common mindshare here.

    > One option would be to move stuff into ietf-crypto-types…as that module
    > already defines a number of grouping statements for handy structures.
    > That said, these structures are not context-free…they are very much
    > entwined in a specific dialog that is rather specific to bootstrapping
    > processes.  [FWIW,  just adding “cmc” and “cmp" typedefs to
    > crypto-types, alongside the existing “csr” (e.g., “p10”) typedef, might
    > be a good thing]


    > Another option would be to move stuff into grouping statements, in the
    > same module, that are immediately.  In theory this would have no impact
    > to the on-the-wire format.  However, it’s somewhat late in the process
    > to entertain this, as the draft is in the AD queue (AD-review was just
    > posted today) and no doubt we would dicker over how many groupings to
    > create and whether they should be put into another draft to whitewash
    > out the SZTP-stint.  Is it proper to reset a NETCONF publication for
    > another WG?  Rob?

If we can do this at this point, that would I think, be best for all of us.

If it's just at AD, then it hasn't gotten IESG reviews yet, and there could
be many weeks of back and forth yet to go.

The horse trading shouldn't take more than 30 minutes of real-time
discussion, maybe way less.  

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