Chapter 14


Protocols build on the functions provided by the transport, encoding, and modeling layers of the network programmability stack to provide a complete framework for automating the provisioning, operation, and maintenance of networks. This chapter discusses the NETCONF and RESTCONF protocols. NETCONF was developed first and provides an RPC-based API. RESTCONF, which is a RESTful protocol, was developed later and provides a subset of NETCONF functionality.


As you will see in this section, NETCONF relies heavily on SSH, XML, and YANG. This section also covers working with NETCONF using Python. Therefore, to make the most of this section, you need to be sure you’ve gone through all the relevant chapters that ...

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