created_at2020-07-15 02:17:36.690912
updated_at2020-08-13 01:32:45.282414
descriptionsecure RSA + AES network implementations in a peer to peer enabled manner



Peer to Peer TLS


The purpose of this network is to provide secured AES asymmetric implementation that uses RSA. it is being designed as the network layer for a distributed artificial inteligence training platform known as Artifice. currently this crate is the furthest along in the Artifice Project by far.

Divergence From Classic TLS

This crate aims to prevent man in the middle attacks by encrypting pre-shared keys that are sent in each packet. By doing this, even if a hacker has a public key, they will be unable to feed false information that could cause a crash to either of the peers. in this way each peer can maintain knowledge of the other in both directions, which allows for a more decentralized approach than traditional TLS.

Version Details

This version is a patch for previous version, it fixes the issue of packets being joined in tcp with respect to packet decryption. it also provides a more efficient means of using aes, in which instead of using a new aes key per packet, one is held for the entires session, increase the encryption speed at least 4x. This version also provides a patch for data being fragmented according to the MTU of the NIC.

Contact US

This crate is the base for a much larger project, as such submitting it to is simply done in order to test it, as such please don't hesitate to file bug reports, or use the below email.


Implementation of SLLP

The SLLP implementation in this project ensures a pseudo connection that is private between two peers, by authenticating encrypted pre-shared keys. it is done for the sake of transfering large amounts of data quickly when precision is not needed.

Future Implementations

  • proper SLLP error handling to notify a stream when connection has been terminated.
  • data order tracking, for SLLP.
  • data transfer rates exceeding 65535 bytes, by sending multiple blocks of data broken into packets of length 65535 for TCP implementations.
  • Increase in packet types, currently only has raw data, and administrative packet types see protocol.

Example usage

Database usage

use networking::database::HashDatabase;
use networking::ArtificePeer;
use networking::{random_string, test_config};

fn main(){
   // generate aes encryption key
   let key = random_string(16).into_bytes();
   let (peer, _config) = test_config();
   let mut database: HashDatabase<ArtificePeer> = HashDatabase::new("./test_db", key.clone()).unwrap();
   database.insert(peer.global_peer_hash().to_string(), peer.clone()).unwrap();
   let mut second_database: HashDatabase<ArtificePeer> = HashDatabase::new("./test_db", key).unwrap();
   let newpeer = second_database.get(&peer.global_peer_hash().to_string()).unwrap();



tokio = {version = "0.2.21", features = ["full"]}

Async Client

use networking::{asyncronous::{AsyncHost, AsyncRecv}, test_config};
async fn main() -> Result<(), Box<dyn std::error::Error>> {
   let (peer, config) = test_config();
   let host = AsyncHost::client_only(&config).await.unwrap();
   let mut stream = host.connect(peer).await.unwrap();
   let mut buffer = Vec::new();
       "got {} bytes from server",
       stream.recv(&mut buffer).await.unwrap()
   let string = String::from_utf8(buffer).unwrap();
   println!("got message: {} from server", string);

Async Server

use networking::{asyncronous::{AsyncHost, AsyncSend, AsyncNetworkHost}, test_config};
async fn main() -> Result<(), Box<dyn std::error::Error>> {
    let (peer, config) = test_config();
    let mut host = AsyncHost::from_host_config(&config).await.unwrap();
    while let Some(Ok(strm)) = host.incoming()?.await {
        let mut stream = strm.verify(&peer)?;
        // make sure you got a connection from the correct peer
        println!("sending message hello world");
        stream.send(b"hello world").await.unwrap();


for sync examples and sllp examples see docs the camera example is to show a practical application, and test the network by supplying high load

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