There will be a BOF on the subject of XML network configuration held
at IETF54 in Yokohama. A more detailed description is attached below.
XML Configuration BOF [xmlconf]
Chair: Margaret Wasserman <mrw(_at_)windriver(_dot_)com>
There is significant interest in the use of XML-based technologies
to manage and configure IP-based networks and networking equipment.
This BOF will discuss the high-level requirements for a network
configuration mechanism, and will explore how the existing
proprietary and standards-based XML technologies, such SOAP, WBEM
and SyncML, could be used to meet those requirements. Based on
that discussion, we will determine whether we should pursue any
IETF work in this area.
- Goals for and XML Configuration Protocol
- Requirements for Network Configuration
- Quick presentation of strawman
- Existing Technologies
- Overview Presentation
- Proprietary Mechanisms
- Applicability to requirements
- Discuss Need for IETF Work
We expect to have two drafts available by the -00 cut-off date that
attendees should read before the meeting. One will provide a survey
of existing XML management technologies, and the other will serve
as a strawman for the requirements discussion.