Network Working Group B. Leiba
Internet-Draft Huawei Technologies
Intended status: Best Current Practice October 12, 2015
Expires: April 14, 2016

Changing the Registration Policy for the NETCONF Capability URNs Registry


The registration policy for the Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) Capability URNs registry, set up by RFC 6241, has turned out to be unnecessarily strict. This document changes that registration policy to "IETF Review", allowing registrations from certain well reviewed Experimental RFCs, in addition to Standards Track RFCs.

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1. Introduction

The Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) Capability URNs registry [RFC6241], was set up with a registration policy of "Standards Action" [RFC5226], allowing registrations only from Standards Track RFCs. This provided thorough review of the specifications that are requesting NETCONF Capability URNs. It has turned out to be desirable to allocate capability URNs for certain Experimental RFCs also, provided those specifications are also carefully reviewed. The existing registration policy is, therefore, unnecessarily strict, requiring exception handling by the IESG. This document changes that registration policy to "IETF Review", which also allows registrations from certain well reviewed Experimental RFCs.

2. IANA Considerations

IANA is asked to change the registration policy for the Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) Capability URNs registry to "IETF Review", and to add this document to the registry's reference field.

Registrations made from RFCs that are not on the Standards Track need to be carefully reviewed through IETF Last Call and consultation with relevant working groups, such as NETCONF. The Operations and Management Area Directors should confirm the appropriate level of review during IESG Evaluation.

3. Security Considerations

This document is purely procedural, and there are no related security considerations.

4. Normative References

[RFC5226] Narten, T. and H. Alvestrand, "Guidelines for Writing an IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", BCP 26, RFC 5226, DOI 10.17487/RFC5226, May 2008.
[RFC6241] Enns, R., Bjorklund, M., Schoenwaelder, J. and A. Bierman, "Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF)", RFC 6241, DOI 10.17487/RFC6241, June 2011.

Author's Address

Barry Leiba Huawei Technologies Phone: +1 646 827 0648 EMail: URI:

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