Improving protocol standards at the 31st Multi-Service Networks Workshop
Stephen McQuistin gave a talk about our work to improve protocol standards at the 31st Multi-Service Networks Workshop, held on 5 July 2019 at The Cosener's House in Abingdon.
Stephen's talk was entitled "Parsing Protocol Standards" (slides). He introduced our work and discussed why it is both important to be able to generate protocol parsers from standards documents, and difficult to do. He then reviewed the system we're developing to define a standard intermediate representation and type system that can represent protocol data units, along with tooling to parse IETF RFCs to extract PDUs and generate parsers. This is still very much work-in-progress, but we hope to make the implementation available for review in the coming months.