SENF: The Simple and Extensible Network Framework

The SENF Simple and Extensible Network Framework aims to be a complete set of libraries to facilitate the development of network applications focusing on network protocols on the layers below the application layer. However, the framework includes many general purpose utilities and will be expedient to use well beyond its primary objective.


The main goals of this library are (in no particular order):

  • modular framework design
  • utilizing the power of modern C++
  • very low overhead for frequently called members
  • extensible design
  • concise interface

Getting started

You may check the Downloads section for binary library releases. However, in all probability you will have to compile SENF for yourself.

See also
Introduction to the framework
Building the SENF framework
SENF SCons build utility ( for linking against the SENF library