Had a good chat about CSP with stevej. CSP notation was very difficult to get a handle on originally, but I have developed an improving knowledge of its fundementals. As a caution to others reading the related text (Modelling and Analysis of Security Protocols), the writing specific to notation is not straight forward. After refreshing my knowledge of set theory and process algebra in addition to reading 'The Theory and Practice of Concurrency' I was able to understand the subject matter and thus the modelling notation (hand-written). I have yet to tackle Machine Readable CSP (CSP susbscript 'm'), an ASCII version of the notation readable by interpreters (PROBE, CASPER) and compilers (FDR2). Still taking notes and should be putting them up at some point this evening.

In terms of OpenCSP, stevej and I are trying to formulate a course of action for developing an open-source CSP interpreter. Our primary obstacles lay in the prohibitive amount that it costs for PROBE and FDR2. This fact may be in our best interest, as the current DMCA laws would create a problem if Formal Systems found or work to their dislike. Another obstacle is not having a full list of CSP notation operators. This is temporary and expected, as we're literally formulating this project as our understanding of CSP and its uses improves. All aside, the work will be worth the effort and hopefully a lot of fun.

I'm playing around with weighted queueing techniques for further work with ALTQ in conjunction with the work done by Newsham and Ptacek. Should be an interesting experiment but I haven't checked the feasibility or fleshed out the concept just yet. More on that later.