Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) B. Leiba
Request for Comments: 7803
Category: Best Current Practice
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
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Table of Contents 1.
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2.
IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3.
Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 4.
Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
The "Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) Capability URNs"
] 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, or, for example, corrections to registry errors from
Informational RFCs, with IETF review and consensus.
2. IANA Considerations
IANA has changed the registration policy for the "Network
Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) Capability URNs" registry to "IETF
Review" and has added this document to the registry's reference
Registrations made from RFCs that are not on the Standards Track need
to be carefully reviewed through IETF Last Call and in consultation
with relevant working groups, such as NETCONF. The Operations and
Management Area Directors should confirm that the document has
received the appropriate level of review during IESG Evaluation.
3. Security Considerations
This document is purely procedural, and there are no related security
4. Normative References
] Narten, T. and H. Alvestrand, "Guidelines for Writing an
IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", BCP 26, RFC 5226
, May 2008,
] Enns, R., Ed., Bjorklund, M., Ed., Schoenwaelder, J., Ed.,
and A. Bierman, Ed., "Network Configuration Protocol
(NETCONF)", RFC 6241
, DOI 10.17487/RFC6241
, June 2011,
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