Re: [netmod] IANA modules

Martin Bjorklund <mbj@tail-f.com> Wed, 10 April 2019 13:15 UTC

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Subject: Re: [netmod] IANA modules
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Ladislav Lhotka <lhotka@nic.cz>; wrote:
> Martin Bjorklund píše v St 10. 04. 2019 v 14:26 +0200:
> > Ladislav Lhotka <lhotka@nic.cz>; wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > in a discussion in the yang-doctors mailing list, Acee noted that
> > > IANA probably hasn't yet implemented a procedure for updating YANG
> > > modules corresponding to IANA registries
> > 
> > I think that this is a false alarm.  IANA updates the modules
> > according to the process.
> > 
> > > (such a procedure is
> > > specified, e.g., in the IANA Considerations section of RFC 7224). It
> > > indeed seems to be the case - for example, a few new interface types
> > > have been added recently to
> > > 
> > > https://www.iana.org/assignments/ianaiftype-mib/ianaiftype-mib
> > > 
> > > but the module iana-if-type only exists in revision 2014-05-08.
> > 
> > See
> > https://www.iana.org/assignments/yang-parameters/yang-parameters.xhtml
> > 
> > The latest version is iana-if-type@2019-02-08.yang
> > https://www.iana.org/assignments/yang-parameters/iana-if-type@2019-02-08.yang
> > 
> > 
> > > A part of the problem may be that there is AFAIK no authoritative
> > > repository for
> > > YANG modules where IANA could put the new revisions.
> > 
> > See
> > https://www.iana.org/assignments/yang-parameters/yang-parameters.xhtml
> > 
> > This is the authoritative repo.  IANA gets new YANG modules directly
> > from the RFC editor before they are formatted into the ascii RFC.
> 
> Hmm, but then it is kept pretty secret:
> 
> - RFC 6020 only specifies the new registry "YANG Module Names" and media types
> in IANA Considerations, not this authoritative module repository.

RFC 6020 defines the registry.  IANA maintains the registry.  The link
above is the link to this registry.  If you go to iana.org and search
for "YANG Module Names" this link is the first to be shown.


> - YANG Catalog doesn't know about the recent revisions of iana-if-type.

That's a completely different issue!


/martin