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JUNOS Automation Cookbook by Adam Chappell

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In step 5 and step 6, we saw the guts of the NETCONF protocol dialog occurring. The server said hello to us, and we issued a procedure call which the server duly answered. In actual fact, we were being a little lax in our use of the NETCONF protocol standard there. If you want to speak RFC-compliant NETCONF, it is customary for both the client and the server to issue hello messages that describe their capabilities. The capabilities announced describe concepts over and above some of the base NETCONF principles that are supported by the element, and the manager. In this case, the JUNOS OS server has likely little concern for our client capabilities and takes the IETF mantra of being liberal in acceptance, conservative in communication ...

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