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Core traits and structs of libp2p

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Alternative repository for work on libp2p

Continuous integration

This repository is an alternative implementation in Rust of the libp2p spec. Not like rust-libp2p, libp2p-rs is written with async/await syntax, and driven by async runtime. Even though, many codes are borrowed from rust-libp2p and some from go-libp2p. We are trying to keep compatible with the two implementations, but it is unfortunately not guaranteed.


How to use the library?

As mentioned above, the API is completely different from rust-libp2p. There is no such thing as 'NetworkBehaviour' in libp2p-rs at all. Instead, you should build the Swarm with the transports you like to use, then you have to create a Swarm::Control from it. The Swarm::Control is exposing all Swarm APIs which can be used to manipulate the Swarm - open/read/write/close streams and even more. This is quite similar as the BasicHost in go-libp2p. As for Kad-DHT, similarly you should get the Kad::Control for the same reason. Furthermore, you can combine the Swarm with Kad, after that you have the RoutedHost, which has a routing functionality over the BasicHost.

It is strongly recommended to check the docs and sample code in details:

Code examples:

  • Details about how to write your code can be found in examples
    • swarm_simple demonstrates how to build transport and create sub-stream for communication
    • kad_simple demonstrates how to run a Kad-DHT server. In this example, the interactive shell is integrated for debugging/observing Kad-DHT internal data structures
    • ...


NOTE: The master branch is now an active development branch (starting with v0.1.0), which means breaking changes could be made at any time.


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