Crate ratman_netmod[][src]

A network module abstraction for Ratman

Netmod provides an async interface to interact with endpoints basic data frame definitions, and frame sequencing.

The interface itself makes no assumption about underlying address spacing or resend behaviour. Using netmod as a library allows you to write Ratman compatible network adapters.

Frames, Sequences and Signatures

A Frame is a single packet that is sent over a network connection. It corresponds (for example) to a UDP packet in other protocols. It contains sender, recipient information, and a sequence indicator (seqid), which is constructed over data slices, and can be reassembled on the other side of a circuit.

When constructing a Frame sequence, the payload is split into appropriately sized chunks, then hashed, and those signature hashes are entered into the sequence ID next sequentially. The following diagram explains the concept further.

|--------------|        |--------------|        |--------------|
|  Frame #1    |        |  Frame #2    |        |  Frame #2    |
| next: f4aa   | ------ | next: bb61   | ------ | next: NONE   |
| sig: a1a1    |        | sig: f4aa    |        | sig: bb61    |
|--------------|        |--------------|        |--------------|

The payload signature is used to validate transport layer integrity (resends are up to a user of this interface to implement, as well as associating sequential frames into a data set.



A sequence of data, represented by a single network packet


Utility wrapping around Vec<Frame> with SeqId initialisation.


Encoded signature information related to a data sequence



Error return types emitted by Endpoint implementations


Encoded recipient data


Describes an endpoint’s send target



The main trait describing a Ratman networking interface

Type Definitions


A netmod specific Result wrapper


A unique identifier to represents a sequence of frames