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NETCONF Session Overview


Communication between the NETCONF server and a client application is session-based. The two parties explicitly establish a connection before exchanging data and close the connection when they are finished. The following list outlines the basic structure of a NETCONF session. For more specific information, see Controlling the NETCONF Session.

  1. The client application establishes a connection to the NETCONF server and opens the NETCONF session.

  2. The NETCONF server and client application exchange initialization information, used to determine if they are using compatible versions of the SRC software and the NETCONF API.

  3. The client application sends one or more requests to the NETCONF server and parses its responses.

  4. The client application closes the NETCONF session and the connection to the NETCONF server.