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Using the NETCONF Protocol over Secure Shell (SSH) (RFC6242)

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Original Publication Date: 2011-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2011-Jul-01
Document File: 22 page(s) / 23K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Wasserman: AUTHOR

Abstract

The NETCONF protocol [RFC6241] is an XML-based protocol used to manage the configuration of networking equipment. NETCONF is defined to be session-layer and transport independent, allowing mappings to be defined for multiple session-layer or transport protocols. This document defines how NETCONF can be used within a Secure Shell (SSH) session, using the SSH connection protocol [RFC4254] over the SSH transport protocol [RFC4253]. This mapping will allow NETCONF to be executed from a secure shell session by a user or application.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      M. Wasserman Request for Comments: 6242                        Painless Security, LLC Obsoletes: 4742                                                June 2011 Category: Standards Track ISSN: 2070-1721

            Using the NETCONF Protocol over Secure Shell (SSH)

Abstract

   This document describes a method for invoking and running the Network    Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) within a Secure Shell (SSH) session    as an SSH subsystem.  This document obsoletes RFC 4742.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6242.

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   Copyright (c) 2011 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must    include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of    the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as    described in the Simplified BSD License.

 Wasserman                    Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 6242                    NETCONF over SSH                   June 2011

 Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

   2.  Requirements Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

   3.  Starting NETCONF over SSH  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2

     3.1.  Capabilities Exchange  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

   4.  Using NETCONF over SSH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

     4.1.  Framing Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

     4.2.  Chunked Framing Mechanism  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

     4.3.  End-of-Message Framing Mechanism . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7

   5.  Exiting the NETCONF Subsystem  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

   6.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....