Re: [netconf] ietf crypto types - permanently hidden

Martin Bjorklund <mbj@tail-f.com> Thu, 04 April 2019 17:46 UTC

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Subject: Re: [netconf] ietf crypto types - permanently hidden
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Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de>; wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 04, 2019 at 04:23:23PM +0000, Kent Watsen wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > We have always said no, but the reasoning is unclear.  What are the
> > specific objections and is there anyway to alleviate them?
> >
> 
> If editing of all configuration can be done with a single edit-data
> (or edit-config) operation, you simplify the world and you enable
> generic implementations.
> 
> Once you build silos of data that can only be manipulated with special
> purpose operations, you say goodbye to the idea of generic client
> libraries.

And you can no longer create all required config in one transaction;
you have to split it into sending multiple special-purpose actions.
Perhaps also in a certain order, that you have to figure out somehow,
since config might have refererences to other partf of the config
etc.

You can no longer restore a backup with just a copy-config.

So I don't think the reasoning is unclear at all.


/martin