NETCONF Interoperability Testing

  • Ha Manh Tran
  • Iyad Tumar
  • Jürgen Schönwälder
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5637)


The IETF has developed a network configuration management protocol called NETCONF which was published as proposed standard in 2006. The NETCONF protocol provides mechanisms to install, manipulate, and delete the configuration of network devices by using an Extensible Markup Language based data encoding on top of a simple Remote Procedure Call layer. This paper describes a NETCONF interoperability testing plan that is used to test whether NETCONF protocol implementations meet the NETCONF protocol specification. The test of four independent NETCONF implementations reveals bugs in several NETCONF implementations. While constructing test cases, a few shortcomings of the specifications were identified as well.


Network Management NETCONF Interoperability Testing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ha Manh Tran
    • 1
  • Iyad Tumar
    • 1
  • Jürgen Schönwälder
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer ScienceJacobs University BremenGermany

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