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Semi-automatic implementation of network protocols Ford, Daniel Alexander
A compiler which achieves automatic implementation of network protocols by transforming specifications written in FDT into C programs is presented. A brief introduction to the the fundamentals of FDT, a standard language developed by ISO/TC97/SC 16/WG 1 Subgroup B for specifying network protocols, is given. We then present an overview of the compiler and discuss the problem of PASCAL to C translation. Transformation of a FDT specification into code is explained and illustrated by two implementation examples. The first example illustrates the implementation strategy by tracing the processing of a simple protocol. The second example demonstrates the validity of using automatically generated implementations by showing how a communication path was established between two hosts using code generated for the alternating bit protocol.
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