Packet Types : Abstract Specification of Network

@inproceedings{McCann2000PacketT,
  title={Packet Types : Abstract Specification of Network},
  author={Peter J. McCann and S. Bell},
  year={2000}
}
In writing networking code, one is often faced with the task of interpreting a raw bu er according to a standardized packet format. This is needed, for example, when monitoring network tra c for speci c kinds of packets, or when unmarshaling an incoming packet for protocol processing. In such cases, a programmer typically writes C code that understands the grammar of a packet and that also performs any necessary byte-order and alignment adjustments. Because of the complexity of certain protocol… CONTINUE READING
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