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Lib3h Protocol definition for inter-node p2p communication

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Lib3h Protocol definition for inter-node p2p communication.

There are a lot of options for wire protocol definition tooling. In a lot of ways Protocol Buffers through the prost crate is more ergonomic to work with as it gives you standard rust structures and enums that are just annotated to work with the encoding / decoding library.

We've chosen to use Cap'n Proto through the capnp crate. The encoding / decoding is more memory efficient as it works directly with the wire buffer at the expense of having to navigate the data structure hierarchy through accessors.

The aggregate p2p protocol is split into 3 separate protocol schema files:


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