We reflect on the historical context that lead to Propane, a high-level language and compiler to help network operators bridge the gap between network-wide routing objectives and low-level configurations of devices that run complex, distributed protocols. We also highlight the primary contributions that Propane made to the networking literature and describe ongoing challenges. We conclude with an important lesson learned from the experience.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Distributed Systems
- Domain-specific Language
- Fault Tolerance