Using NETCONF over QUIC connection
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Network Working Group                                             J. Dai
INTERNET-DRAFT                                                   X. Wang
Intended Status: Proposed Standard                                Y. Kou
Expires: April 28, 2020                                          L. Zhou
                      China Information Communication Technologies Group
                                                        October 28, 2019

                  Using NETCONF over QUIC connection 
                       draft-dai-quic-netconf-01

Abstract

   The Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) provides mechanisms to  
   install, manipulate, and delete the configuration of network devices.
   At present, almost all implementations of NETCONF are based on TCP
   protocol. QUIC, a new UDP-based transport protocol, can facilitate to
   improve the transportation performance when being used as an
   infrastructure layer of NETCONF.   This document describes how to use
   the QUIC protocol as the transport   protocol of
   NETCONF(NETCONFoQUIC).

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
     1.1  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
   2.  Connection management  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.1.  Draft Version Identification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.2.  Connection setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     2.3.  Connection Closure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   3  Stream mapping and usage  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
     3.1. Bidirectional stream between manager and agent  . . . . . .  8
     3.2. Unidirectional stream from agent to manager . . . . . . . .  8
   4  Endpoint Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     4.1 using QUIC handshake authentication  . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
       4.1.1.  Server Identity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
       4.1.2.  Client Identity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     4.2 using third-party authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   5.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   6  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
   7  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
   8  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     8.1  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     8.2  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
   Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

 

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1.  Introduction

   The Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) [RFC6241] defines a
   mechanism through which the configuration of network devices can be
   installed, manipulated, and deleted.   

   NETCONF can be conceptually partitioned into four layers: Content
   layer, operation layer, message layer and security transport layer. 

   The Secure Transport layer provides a communication path between the
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