Binpac: a Yacc for Writing Application Protocol Parsers

  title={Binpac: a Yacc for Writing Application Protocol Parsers},
  author={Ruoming Pang and Vern Paxson and Robin Sommer and Larry L. Peterson},
  booktitle={Internet Measurement Conference},
A key step in the semantic analysis of network traffic is to parse the traffic stream according to the high-level protocols it contains. This process transforms raw bytes into structured, typed, and semantically meaningful data fields that provide a high-level representation of the traffic. However, constructing protocol parsers by hand is a tedious and error-prone affair due to the complexity and sheer number of application protocols.This paper presents binpac, a declarative language and… CONTINUE READING
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