version 0.12


request journal

Requesting lists of journal entries.

Nodes transmit their own state to other trusted nodes in the form of journal updates. However, the node may also request the journal entries of another node.

Request Object

When a journal update request is transmitted, it must be sent inside of a valid resource object, which must be signed by the node sending the request.


Nodes request journal entries from other nodes.

This object contains the following properties:

request (object, required)

Holds the request properties.

request.identifier (string, required)

Responses to this request will include this identifier in the response object. Implementations of this protocol should attempt to make this property unique per request and per node, and should keep the value within reasonable limits, such as under 128 characters.

request.type (string, required)

Indicates the request type. This must be the string journal.

request.since (string, required)

This property is the last known journal line identifier of the requesting node. A successful response to this request would have the journal entries immediately after this entry, and would not include this line identifier.

request.limit (integer, optional)

The maximum number of journal line identifier entries to include in the response. The responding node may not exceed this limit, but if this value is not defined in the request, the responding node may choose whatever limit it decides is appropriate.


  "$schema": "",
  "type": "object",
  "properties": {
    "request": {
      "type": "object",
      "properties": {
        "identifier": {
          "type": "string"
        "type": {
          "type": "string",
          "pattern": "^journal$"
        "since": {
          "type": "string"
        "limit": {
          "type": "integer",
          "minimum": 1
      "required": [ "identifier", "type", "since" ]
  "required": [ "request" ]