[rfc-dist] RFC 5381 on Experience of Implementing NETCONF over SOAP

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        RFC 5381

        Title:      Experience of Implementing NETCONF over 
        Author:     T. Iijima, Y. Atarashi,
                    H. Kimura, M. Kitani,
                    H. Okita
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       October 2008
        Mailbox:    tomoyuki.iijima at alaxala.com, 
                    atarashi at alaxala.net, 
                    h-kimura at alaxala.net,
                    makoto.kitani at alaxala.com, 
                    hideki.okita.pf at hitachi.com
        Pages:      22
        Characters: 47724
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-iijima-netconf-soap-implementation-10.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5381.txt

This document describes how the authors developed a SOAP (Simple
Object Access Protocol)-based NETCONF (Network Configuration
Protocol) client and server.  It describes an alternative SOAP
binding for NETCONF that does not interoperate with an RFC 4743
conformant implementation making use of cookies on top of the
persistent transport connections of HTTP.  When SOAP is used as a
transport protocol for NETCONF, various kinds of development tools
are available.  By making full use of these tools, developers can
significantly reduce their workload.  The authors developed an NMS
(Network Management System) and network equipment that can deal with
NETCONF messages sent over SOAP.  This document aims to provide
NETCONF development guidelines gained from the experience of
implementing a SOAP-based NETCONF client and server.  This memo 
provides information for the Internet community.

INFORMATIONAL: This memo provides information for the Internet community.
It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of
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