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Reverse TCP Connection in Northbound Netconf Server

asked 2016-10-09 00:21:42 -0700

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Hey guys,

I have a question regarding the Northbound Netconf Server in ODL. I wanted to reverse the connection on the TCP layer, so that the server actually makes a connection request (instead of listening for an incoming connection). For testing purposes I already extended the ncclient (not published yet) for this functionality. To be honest I'm a bit overwhelmed by the sheer amount of features and packages ODL has.

Can someone give me any pointers, where such an implementation could be integrated? Or how I could start? I already checked and think that netconf-ssh would be my first guess.

I'm aware that the SSH-Session is established using Mina-SSHD. So is it enough, if I simply add the functionality in the library?

Thanks in advance for every information.

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answered 2016-10-13 14:29:55 -0700


There is some support for this scenario described in but it is not yet available in OpenDaylight.

If you want to implement the draft in OpenDaylight, I strongly suggest attending the kernel weekly meeting of OpenDaylight to discuss this matter.

Hope this helps, Alexis

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Thanks for your answer Alexis. Yeah, I wanted to implement this particular draft in ODL. I've already implemented it now, but still need to do a lot of testing. After it's finished, I'll share my solution for anyone who is interested. Thanks for your help Alexis.

chsieger ( 2016-10-14 14:39:17 -0700 )edit

Sure, please submit a patch it will be welcome and review :)

adetalhouet ( 2016-10-21 06:42:06 -0700 )edit
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