[rfc-dist] RFC 6243 on With-defaults Capability for NETCONF

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        RFC 6243

        Title:      With-defaults Capability for NETCONF 
        Author:     A. Bierman, B. Lengyel
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       June 2011
        Mailbox:    andy.bierman at brocade.com, 
                    balazs.lengyel at ericsson.com
        Pages:      26
        Characters: 51568
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-netconf-with-defaults-14.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6243.txt

The Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) defines ways to read and
edit configuration data from a NETCONF server.  In some cases, part
of this data may not be set by the NETCONF client, but rather a
default value known to the server is used instead.  In many
situations the NETCONF client has a priori knowledge about default
data, so the NETCONF server does not need to save it in a NETCONF
configuration datastore or send it to the client in a retrieval
operation reply.  In other situations the NETCONF client will need
this data from the server.  Not all server implementations treat this
default data the same way.  This document defines a capability-based
extension to the NETCONF protocol that allows the NETCONF client to
identify how defaults are processed by the server, and also defines
new mechanisms for client control of server processing of default

This document is a product of the Network Configuration Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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