If you pick a random NetEng and ask them if they love NETCONF they would likely say “Nah”. The
hate-hate love-hate kind of relationship with NETCONF mostly roots in its XML layer that one can’t swap out. But if we set the XML-related challenges aside, it will become clear that NETCONF is a very well designed management interface with lots of capabilities.
In this topic we will touch on the NETCONF’s subtree filtering capabilities.