Machine-readable protocol specifications at the IETF 112 hackathon
1 November 2021
IETF 112 hackathon starts today, and
Stephen McQuistin and I will be participating to promote
on adding machine-readable packet format descriptions to IETF standards
Please join us, along with Marc Petit-Huguenin and others, in the
Machine-readable documents and their tools group in the
hackathon. This is a group of people interesting using automated
tools, and formal and semi-formal languages, to improve the way
we write network protocol specifications.
The group broadly includes work on formal and semi-structured
description techniques (like ABNF, YANG, the TLS presentation language,
Augmented Packet Header Diagram format and the QUIC packet notation),
the tools that are used to produce these descriptions (like Computerate
Specifying), and tooling that derive meaning from the content of drafts,
including using natural language processing techniques.
Our goals during the hackathon are to build community while working to
improve the tooling — please come and join us!