Add Comments to JunOS XML

Feb 11, 2015 How To

Introduction

One of the projects I have been working on makes a NETCONF call from a worker script to several JunOS devices to apply changes to a blacklist/whitelist prefix-list. This serves essentially as a rapidresponse ACL, so we need the ability to track changes, etc.

While working on the project, I wanted to be able to annotate the config changes with comments. Generically, in JunOS, you can add /* */ comment strings using the annotate command or in set form.

JUNOS XML Schema

When working with XML, it is a little different. You can utilize the <junos:comment></junos:comment> block, and precede the element you wish to comment.

Note: One thing to remember is that you must include the /* */ inside of your <comment></comment> block.


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