May 26, 2018

Network message encapsulation system

The NMSG format is an efficient encoding of typed, structured data into payloads which are packed into containers which can be transmitted over the network or stored to disk. libnmsg is the reference implementation of this format and provides an extensible interface for creating and parsing messages in NMSG format. The NMSG format relies on Google Protocol Buffers to encode the payload header. Individual NMSG payloads are distinguished by assigned vendor ID and message type values and libnmsg provides a modular interface for registering handlers for specific message types. libnmsg makes it easy to build new message types using the protobuf-c compiler.

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