Re: Comments on Optimizing BFD Authentication

Mahesh Jethanandani <> Mon, 02 April 2018 04:06 UTC

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Subject: Re: Comments on Optimizing BFD Authentication
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2018 21:07:45 -0700
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> On Apr 1, 2018, at 8:40 AM, Ashesh Mishra <> wrote:
> What are the yang model considerations?  (See prior point.)
> [AM] I'll let Mahesh comment on this. 

To support the optimized BFD authentication, we will need to change the BFD YANG model to add a ‘optimized’ authentication capability.

Following are some of the changes I anticipate

- The current model has a typedef for auth-type, but since a bit has not been assigned (it is a TBD), it will require an update to the typedef to include the new bit, when it is assigned after IANA approves it. 

- The current YANG model only supports the meticulous mode of authentication in its grouping for auth-parms. Will need to make it a choice between meticulous and the ‘optimized’ mode.

Mahesh Jethanandani