Time Capability in NETCONF
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "IETF-Announce" <email@example.com> Cc: "The IESG" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Document Action: 'Time Capability in NETCONF' to Experimental RFC (draft-mm-netconf-time-capability-09.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Time Capability in NETCONF' (draft-mm-netconf-time-capability-09.txt) as Experimental RFC This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Joel Jaeggli. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-mm-netconf-time-capability/
Technical Summary This document defines a capability-based extension to the Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) that allows time-triggered configuration and management operations. This extension allows NETCONF clients to invoke configuration updates according to scheduled times, and allows NETCONF servers to attach timestamps to the data they send to NETCONF clients. Working Group Summary The document was proposed for consideration as a netconf working-group item. Ultimately it was not adopted as such. With the blessing of the the ADs it was forwarded to the ISE, however, the requirements for allocation for the netconf registry required standards action. The decision was made to AD sponsor the draft recognizing that a number of participants in the discussion felt that the proposed capabilities had merit even the to proposal itself wasn't ready for the standards track. This required a standards action, 4 week last call and a number of solicited reviews in order to insure that we were not wildly off base. Document Quality There were some significant variance of opinion on which 6142 operations are valid for timing. One vantage point is that potentially you only care about timing get operations. Another more common view is that with the exception of a few which make no sense timing is applicable to most of the operations. The proposed set hews to the later vantage point. It is possible that experimentation will refine the use cases more succinctly. Personnel Joel Jaeggli is the sponsoring AD and Shepherd.