Internet-Draft NETCONF Event Notification YANG July 2023
Huang Feng, et al. Expires 24 January 2024 [Page]
Network Working Group
RFC5277 (if approved)
Intended Status:
Standards Track
A. Huang Feng
P. Francois
T. Graf
B. Claise

YANG model for NETCONF Event Notifications


This document defines the YANG model for NETCONF Event Notifications. The definition of this YANG model allows the encoding of NETCONF Event Notifications in YANG compatible encodings such as YANG-JSON and YANG-CBOR.

Requirements Language

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "NOT RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in BCP 14 [RFC2119] [RFC8174] when, and only when, they appear in all capitals, as shown here.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

This document defines a YANG [RFC7950] data model for NETCONF Event Notifications [RFC5277]. The notification structure defined in [RFC5277] uses a XML Schema [W3C.REC-xml-20001006] allowing to encode and validate the message in XML. Nevertheless, when the notification message is encoded using other encodings such as YANG-JSON [RFC7951] or YANG-CBOR [RFC9254], a YANG model to validate or encode the message is necessary. This document extends [RFC5277], defining the NETCONF Event Notification structure in a YANG module.

2. YANG Module

2.1. YANG Tree Diagram

This YANG module adds a structure with one leaf for the datetime as defined in section 2.2.1 of [RFC5277]. The name of the leaf matches the definition of the XSD element name defined in Section 4 of [RFC5277].

module: ietf-notification

  structure notification:
    +-- eventTime    yang:date-and-time

2.2. YANG Module

The YANG module uses the same namespace from the XML Schema defined in Section 4 of [RFC5277] allowing to use this YANG module to also validate already implemented XML encoded NETCONF Event Notifications.

<CODE BEGINS> file "ietf-notification@2023-07-23.yang"

module ietf-notification {
  yang-version 1.1;
  namespace "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:netconf:notification:1.0";
  prefix inotif;
  import ietf-yang-types {
    prefix yang;
      "RFC 6991: Common YANG Data Types";
  import ietf-yang-structure-ext {
    prefix sx;
      "RFC 8791: YANG Data Structure Extensions";

  organization "IETF NETCONF (Network Configuration) Working Group";
    "WG Web:   <>
     WG List:  <>

     Authors:  Alex Huang Feng
               Pierre Francois
               Thomas Graf
               Benoit Claise

    "Defines NETCONF Event Notification structure as defined in RFC5277.
    This YANG module uses the same namespace from the XML schema defined
    in Section 4 of RFC5277 to be able to validate already implemented
    XML encoded messages.

    Copyright (c) 2023 IETF Trust and the persons identified as
    authors of the code.  All rights reserved.

    Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
    modification, is permitted pursuant to, and subject to the license
    terms contained in, the Revised BSD License set forth in Section
    4.c of the IETF Trust's Legal Provisions Relating to IETF Documents

    This version of this YANG module is part of RFC XXXX; see the RFC
    itself for full legal notices.";

  revision 2023-07-23 {
      "First revision";
      "RFC XXXX: NETCONF Event Notification YANG";

  sx:structure notification {
    leaf eventTime {
      type yang:date-and-time;
      mandatory true;
        "The date and time the event was generated by the event source.
        This parameter is of type dateTime and compliant to [RFC3339].
        Implementations must support time zones.
        The leaf name in camel case matches the name of the XSD element
        defined in Section 4 of RFC5277.";


3. Security Considerations

The security considerations for the NETCONF Event notifications are described in [RFC5277]. This documents adds no additional security considerations.

4. IANA Considerations

This document describes the URI used for the IETF XML Registry and registers a new YANG module name.

4.1. URI

IANA is requested to add this document as a reference in the following URI in the IETF XML Registry [RFC3688].

URI: urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:netconf:notification:1.0
Registrant Contact: The IESG.
XML: N/A; the requested URI is an XML namespace.
Reference: RFC5277; RFC-to-be

4.2. YANG module name

This document registers the following YANG module in the YANG Module Names Registry [RFC6020], within the "YANG Parameters" registry:

name: ietf-notification
namespace: urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:netconf:notification:1.0
prefix: inotif
reference: RFC-to-be

5. Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Andy Bierman, Tom Petch and Jason Sterne for their review and valuable comments.

6. References

6.1. Normative References

Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, DOI 10.17487/RFC2119, , <>.
Klyne, G. and C. Newman, "Date and Time on the Internet: Timestamps", RFC 3339, DOI 10.17487/RFC3339, , <>.
Mealling, M., "The IETF XML Registry", BCP 81, RFC 3688, DOI 10.17487/RFC3688, , <>.
Chisholm, S. and H. Trevino, "NETCONF Event Notifications", RFC 5277, DOI 10.17487/RFC5277, , <>.
Bjorklund, M., Ed., "YANG - A Data Modeling Language for the Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF)", RFC 6020, DOI 10.17487/RFC6020, , <>.
Schoenwaelder, J., Ed., "Common YANG Data Types", RFC 6991, DOI 10.17487/RFC6991, , <>.
Bjorklund, M., Ed., "The YANG 1.1 Data Modeling Language", RFC 7950, DOI 10.17487/RFC7950, , <>.
Lhotka, L., "JSON Encoding of Data Modeled with YANG", RFC 7951, DOI 10.17487/RFC7951, , <>.
Leiba, B., "Ambiguity of Uppercase vs Lowercase in RFC 2119 Key Words", BCP 14, RFC 8174, DOI 10.17487/RFC8174, , <>.
Bierman, A., Björklund, M., and K. Watsen, "YANG Data Structure Extensions", RFC 8791, DOI 10.17487/RFC8791, , <>.
Bray, T., Paoli, J., Sperberg-McQueen, M., and E. Maler, "Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Second Edition)", W3C, , <>.

6.2. Informative References

Veillette, M., Ed., Petrov, I., Ed., Pelov, A., Bormann, C., and M. Richardson, "Encoding of Data Modeled with YANG in the Concise Binary Object Representation (CBOR)", RFC 9254, DOI 10.17487/RFC9254, , <>.

Authors' Addresses

Alex Huang Feng
Pierre Francois
Thomas Graf
Binzring 17
CH-8045 Zurich
Benoit Claise