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Network Working Group                                         A. Bierman
Internet-Draft                                                 YumaWorks
Intended status: Standards Track                            M. Bjorklund
Expires: January 7, 2016                                  Tail-f Systems
                                                               K. Watsen
                                                        Juniper Networks
                                                            July 6, 2015


                          YANG Module Library
                   draft-ietf-netconf-yang-library-01

Abstract

   This document describes a YANG library, which provides information
   about all the YANG modules used by a device to represent management
   and protocol information.  A YANG library can be shared by multiple
   protocols within the same device.  Simple caching mechanisms are
   needed to allow clients to minimize retrieval of this information.

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   include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of
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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
       1.1.1.  NETCONF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
       1.1.2.  YANG  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
       1.1.3.  Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
       1.1.4.  Tree Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  YANG Module Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.1.  modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       2.1.1.  modules/module-set-id . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
       2.1.2.  modules/module  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.2.  YANG Library Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.1.  YANG Module Registry  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   4.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   5.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   Appendix A.  Change Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     A.1.  00 to 01  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     A.2.  draft-ietf-netconf-restconf-03 to 00  . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Appendix B.  Open Issues  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12

1.  Introduction

   There is a need for standard mechanisms to identify the YANG modules
   and submodules that are in use by each server that utilizes YANG-
   based data abstraction.  If a large number of YANG modules are
   utilized by the server, then the YANG library information needed can
   be relatively large.  This information changes very infrequently, so
   it is important that clients be able to cache the YANG library and
   easily identify if their cache is out-of-date.

   YANG library information can be different on every server, and can
   change at run-time or across a server reboot.  Typically firmware
   upgrades are required to change the set of YANG modules used by a
   server.

   The following information is needed by a client application (for each
   YANG module in the library) to fully utilize the YANG data modeling
   language.






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   o  name: The mandatory YANG module name MUST be unique within a YANG
      library.  All modules and submodules share the same namespace,
      including modules used for deviations.

   o  revision date: Each YANG module within the library MUST have a
      revision date.  This is derived from the most recent revision
      statement within the module or submodule.

   o  submodule list: The name and revision date of each submodule used
      by main module MUST be identified.

   o  feature list: The name of each YANG feature supported by the
      server MUST be identified.

   o  deviation list: The name of each YANG module used for deviation
      statements SHOULD be identified.

1.1.  Terminology

   The keywords "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].

1.1.1.  NETCONF

   The following terms are defined in [RFC6241]:

   o  client

   o  server

1.1.2.  YANG

   The following terms are defined in [RFC6020]:

   o  module

   o  submodule

1.1.3.  Terms

   The following terms are used within this document:

   o  YANG library: a collection of YANG modules and submodules used by
      a server





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1.1.4.  Tree Diagrams

   A simplified graphical representation of the data model is used in
   this document.  The meaning of the symbols in these diagrams is as
   follows:

   o  Brackets "[" and "]" enclose list keys.

   o  Abbreviations before data node names: "rw" means configuration
      data (read-write) and "ro" state data (read-only).

   o  Symbols after data node names: "?" means an optional node, "!"
      means a presence container, and "*" denotes a list and leaf-list.

   o  Parentheses enclose choice and case nodes, and case nodes are also
      marked with a colon (":").

   o  Ellipsis ("...") stands for contents of subtrees that are not
      shown.

2.  YANG Module Library

   The "ietf-yang-library" module provides information about the YANG
   library used by a server.

   YANG Tree Diagram for "ietf-yang-library" module:

     +--ro modules
         +--ro module-set-id?   string
         +--ro module* [name revision]
            +--ro name           yang:yang-identifier
            +--ro revision       union
            +--ro schema?        inet:uri
            +--ro namespace      inet:uri
            +--ro feature*       yang:yang-identifier
            +--ro deviation* [name revision]
            |  +--ro name        yang:yang-identifier
            |  +--ro revision    union
            +--ro conformance    enumeration
            +--ro submodules
               +--ro submodule* [name revision]
                  +--ro name        yang:yang-identifier
                  +--ro revision    union
                  +--ro schema?     inet:uri







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2.1.  modules

   This mandatory container holds the identifiers for the YANG data
   model modules supported by the server.

2.1.1.  modules/module-set-id

   This mandatory leaf contains a unique implementation-specific
   identifier representing the current set of modules and submodules.
   This can for example be a checksum of all modules and submodules.

   This leaf allows a client to fetch the module list once, cache them,
   and only re-fetch them if the value of this leaf has been changed.

2.1.2.  modules/module

   This mandatory list contains one entry for each YANG data model
   module supported by the server.  There MUST be an instance of this
   list for every YANG module that is used by the server.

2.2.  YANG Library Module

   The "ietf-yang-library" module defines monitoring information for the
   YANG modules used by a RESTCONF server.

   The "ietf-yang-types" and "ietf-inet-types" modules from [RFC6991]
   are used by this module for some type definitions.

   RFC Ed.: update the date below with the date of RFC publication and
   remove this note.

   <CODE BEGINS> file "ietf-yang-library@2015-07-03.yang"

   module ietf-yang-library {
     namespace "urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:yang:ietf-yang-library";
     prefix "yanglib";

     import ietf-yang-types {
       prefix yang;
     }
     import ietf-inet-types {
       prefix inet;
     }

     organization
       "IETF NETCONF (Network Configuration) Working Group";

     contact



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       "WG Web:   <http://tools.ietf.org/wg/netconf/>
        WG List:  <mailto:netconf@ietf.org>

        WG Chair: Mehmet Ersue
                  <mailto:mehmet.ersue@nsn.com>

        WG Chair: Mahesh Jethanandani
                  <mailto:mjethanandani@gmail.com>

        Editor:   Andy Bierman
                  <mailto:andy@yumaworks.com>

        Editor:   Martin Bjorklund
                  <mailto:mbj@tail-f.com>

        Editor:   Kent Watsen
                  <mailto:kwatsen@juniper.net>";

     description
       "This module contains monitoring information about the YANG
        modules and submodules that are used within a YANG-based
        server.

        Copyright (c) 2015 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 Simplified BSD License
        set forth in Section 4.c of the IETF Trust's Legal Provisions
        Relating to IETF Documents
        (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info).

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

     // RFC Ed.: replace XXXX with actual RFC number and remove this
     // note.

     // RFC Ed.: remove this note
     // Note: extracted from draft-ietf-netconf-yang-library-01.txt

     // RFC Ed.: update the date below with the date of RFC publication
     // and remove this note.
     revision 2015-07-03 {
       description
         "Initial revision.";
       reference



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         "RFC XXXX: YANG Module Library.";
     }

     typedef revision-identifier {
       type string {
         pattern '\d{4}-\d{2}-\d{2}';
       }
       description
         "Represents a specific date in YYYY-MM-DD format.";
     }

     grouping module {
       description
         "The module data structure is represented as a grouping
          so it can be reused in configuration or another monitoring
          data structure.";

       grouping common-leafs {
         description
           "Common parameters for YANG modules and submodules.";

         leaf name {
           type yang:yang-identifier;
           description
             "The YANG module or submodule name.";
         }
         leaf revision {
           type union {
             type revision-identifier;
             type string { length 0; }
           }
           description
             "The YANG module or submodule revision date.
              An empty string is used if no revision statement
              is present in the YANG module or submodule.";
         }
       }

       grouping schema-leaf {
         description
           "Common schema leaf parameter for modules and submodules.";

         leaf schema {
           type inet:uri;
           description
             "Contains a URL that represents the YANG schema
              resource for this module or submodule.




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              This leaf will only be present if there is a URL
              available for retrieval of the schema for this entry.";
         }
       }

       list module {
         key "name revision";
         description
           "Each entry represents one module currently
            supported by the server.";

         uses common-leafs;
         uses schema-leaf;

         leaf namespace {
           type inet:uri;
           mandatory true;
           description
             "The XML namespace identifier for this module.";
         }
         leaf-list feature {
           type yang:yang-identifier;
           description
             "List of YANG feature names from this module that are
              supported by the server.";
         }
         list deviation {
           key "name revision";
           description
             "List of YANG deviation module names and revisions
              used by this server to modify the conformance of
              the module associated with this entry.  Note that
              the same module can be used for deviations for
              multiple modules, so the same entry MAY appear
              within multiple 'module' entries.

              If the deviation module is available for download
              from the server then a 'module' entry for that module
              will exist, with the same name and revision values.
              The 'conformance' value will be 'implement' for
              the deviation module.";
           uses common-leafs;
         }
         leaf conformance {
           type enumeration {
             enum implement {
               description
                 "Indicates the server implements one or more



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                  protocol-accessible objects defined in the
                  YANG module identified in this entry. This includes
                  deviation statements defined in the module.

                  For YANG 1.1 modules, there MUST NOT be more than
                  one module entry for a particular module name.

                  For YANG 1.0 modules, there SHOULD NOT be more than
                  one module entry for a particular module name.";
             }
             enum import {
               description
                 "Indicates the server imports reusable definitions from
                  the specified revision of the module, but does not
                  implement any protocol accessible objects from this
                  revision.

                  Multiple module entries for the same module name MAY
                  exist. This can occur if multiple modules import the
                  same module, but specify different revision-dates in
                  the import statements.

                  For import statements that do not specify a revision
                  date, the most recent revision in the library SHOULD
                  be used by the server.";
             }
           }
           mandatory true;
           description
             "Indicates the type of conformance the server is claiming
              for the YANG module identified by this entry.";
         }
         container submodules {
           description
             "Contains information about all the submodules used
              by the parent module entry";

           list submodule {
             key "name revision";
             description
               "Each entry represents one submodule within the
                parent module.";
             uses common-leafs;
             uses schema-leaf;
           }
         }
       } // list module
     }  // grouping module



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     container modules {
       config false;
       description
         "Contains YANG module monitoring information.";

       leaf module-set-id {
         type string;
         description
           "Contains a server-specific identifier representing
            the current set of modules and submodules.  The
            server MUST change the value of this leaf if the
            information represented by the 'module' list instances
            has changed.";
       }

       uses module;
     }

   }

   <CODE ENDS>

3.  IANA Considerations

3.1.  YANG Module Registry

   This document registers one URI in the IETF XML registry [RFC3688].
   Following the format in RFC 3688, the following registration is
   requested to be made.

        URI: urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:yang:ietf-yang-library
        Registrant Contact: The NETMOD WG of the IETF.
        XML: N/A, the requested URI is an XML namespace.

   This document registers one YANG module in the YANG Module Names
   registry [RFC6020].

     name:         ietf-yang-library
     namespace:    urn:ietf:params:xml:ns:yang:ietf-yang-library
     prefix:       yanglib
     // RFC Ed.: replace XXXX with RFC number and remove this note
     reference:    RFC XXXX

4.  Security Considerations

   The YANG module defined in this memo is designed to be accessed via
   the NETCONF protocol [RFC6241].  The lowest NETCONF layer is the




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   secure transport layer and the mandatory-to-implement secure
   transport is SSH [RFC6242].

   Some of the readable data nodes in this YANG module may be considered
   sensitive or vulnerable in some network environments.  It is thus
   important to control read access (e.g., via get, get-config, or
   notification) to these data nodes.  These are the subtrees and data
   nodes and their sensitivity/vulnerability:

   o  /modules/module: The module list used in a server implementation
      may help an attacker identify the server capabilities and server
      implementations with known bugs.  Server vulnerabilities may be
      specific to particular modules, module revisions, module features,
      or even module deviations.  This information is included in each
      module entry.  For example, if a particular operation on a
      particular data node is known to cause a server to crash or
      significantly degrade device performance, then the module list
      information will help an attacker identify server implementations
      with such a defect, in order to launch a denial of service attack
      on the device.

5.  Normative References

   [RFC2119]  Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate
              Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997.

   [RFC3688]  Mealling, M., "The IETF XML Registry", BCP 81, RFC 3688,
              January 2004.

   [RFC6020]  Bjorklund, M., "YANG - A Data Modeling Language for the
              Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF)", RFC 6020,
              October 2010.

   [RFC6241]  Enns, R., Ed., Bjorklund, M., Ed., Schoenwaelder, J., Ed.,
              and A. Bierman, Ed., "Network Configuration Protocol
              (NETCONF)", RFC 6241, June 2011.

   [RFC6242]  Wasserman, M., "Using the NETCONF Protocol over Secure
              Shell (SSH)", RFC 6242, June 2011.

   [RFC6991]  Schoenwaelder, J., "Common YANG Data Types", RFC 6991,
              July 2013.

Appendix A.  Change Log

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A.1.  00 to 01

   o  change conformance leaf to enumeration

   o  filled in security considerations section

A.2.  draft-ietf-netconf-restconf-03 to 00

   o  moved ietf-yang-library from RESTCONF draft to new draft

Appendix B.  Open Issues

       -- RFC Ed.: remove this section before publication.

   The YANG Library issue tracker can be found here:

      https://github.com/netconf-wg/yang-library/issues

Authors' Addresses

   Andy Bierman
   YumaWorks

   Email: andy@yumaworks.com


   Martin Bjorklund
   Tail-f Systems

   Email: mbj@tail-f.com


   Kent Watsen
   Juniper Networks

   Email: kwatsen@juniper.net















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