Re: [netconf] updates to client/server drafts

Kent Watsen <> Fri, 07 June 2019 22:30 UTC

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I misspoke, the restconf-client-server draft is adopted (I was thinking about the http-client-server draft).


> On Jun 7, 2019, at 6:28 PM, Kent Watsen <> wrote:
> The updates can be broadly described as thus:
> 1) in crypto-types, replaced the 'action' statements with 'crypt-hash' like equivalents.  If folks don't like the "verbs", then we can simply remove them, having no solution for asking the device to generate a key or install a hidden key.
> 2) in trust-anchors, renamed "trust-anchors" to "truststore"
> 3) in both truststore and keystore, moved everything under a 'grouping' statement which is then used by a 'container'.  This is almost an editorial update.
> 4) in tcp-client-server, added support for external NAT (we can remove is preferred)
> 5) in restconf-client-server, added an 'http-listen' (not https-listen) choice, to support case when server is behind a TLS-terminator.  This draft isn't adopted yet, but this is driven by my needing to support this use case in a project I'm working on.  (ps: yes, I'm implementing the entire ietf-restconf-server model).
> 6) also in restconf-client-server, refactored the server module to be more like other 'server' models.  If folks like it, I will also apply the same also to the client model, as well as to both the netconf client/server models.  Now the 'restconf-server-grouping' is just the RC-specific bits (i.e., the "demux" container minus the container), 'restconf-server-[listen|callhome]-stack-grouping' is the protocol stack for a single connection, and 'restconf-server-app-grouping' is effectively what was before (both listen+callhome for many inbound/outbound endpoints).
> There are other smaller changes, please see the change logs and diffs for details.
> PS: the chairs are hoping to enter crypto-types, truststore, and keystore in Last Call in a couple weeks.   There may be another update to crypto-types draft before then pending on my Huawei co-authors.   The remainder of the drafts need more work before ready for Last Call.
> Thanks,
> Kent // contributor
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