A Formally Verified NAT Stack

Solal Pirelli, Arseniy Zaostrovnykh, George Candea
Abstract

Prior work proved a stateful NAT network function to be semantically correct, crash-free, and memory safe. Their toolchain verifies the network function code while assuming the underlying kernel-bypass framework, drivers, operating system, and hardware to be correct. We extend the toolchain to verify the kernel-bypass framework and a NIC driver in the context of the NAT. We uncover bugs in both the framework and the driver. Our code is publicly available.

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