This repository contains specifications for the Vac project. Vac is an R&D org creating modular p2p protocols for private, secure, and censorship-resistant communication. A detailed, albeit slightly outdated (2019), explanation of Vac and its design goals can be found here.
Vac RFCs (Request for Comments) includes specs for the Waku family of specs, but also other things such as: node discovery, data sync, recommendations around usage, spec process, interfacing with auxiliary systems such as distributed storage, payload encryption, and so on.
Vac, while having a core team of maintainers and contributors, is an open and permission-less organization.
See rfc.vac.dev for an easy to browse index of all RFCs.
Please see 1/COSS for general guidelines and spec lifecycle.
Feel free to join the Vac discord. There's a channel specifically for RFC discussions.
Here's the project board used by core contributors and maintainers: https://github.com/orgs/vacp2p/projects/5
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These protocols define various components of the vac stack.
Sequence diagrams are generated using Mscgen like this:
mscgen -T png -i input.msc -o output.png.
Both the source and generated image should be in source control.
For ease of readability, the generated image is embedded inside the main spec document.
Alternatively, mscgenjs can be used to generate sequence diagrams (mscgenjs produces better quality figures especially concerning lines' spaces and figures' margins).
Once installed, the following command can be used to generate the sequence diagrams
mscgenjs -T png -i input.msc -o output.png.
More details on the installation and compilation are given in mscgenjs repository.
You may try the online playground https://mscgen.js.org/ as well to get a sense of the output figures.
Site layout and process inspired by https://rfc.zeromq.org/