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Reliable Multicast M. Watson Reliable Multicast M. Watson
Internet-Draft M. Luby Internet-Draft M. Luby
Obsoletes: 3452 (if approved) L. Vicisano Obsoletes: 3452 (if approved) L. Vicisano
Intended status: Standards Track Digital Fountain Intended status: Standards Track Digital Fountain
Expires: August 26, 2007 February 22, 2007 Expires: September 21, 2007 March 20, 2007
Forward Error Correction (FEC) Building Block Forward Error Correction (FEC) Building Block
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Abstract Abstract
This document describes how to use Forward Error Correction (FEC) This document describes how to use Forward Error Correction (FEC)
codes to efficiently provide and/or augment reliability for bulk data codes to efficiently provide and/or augment reliability for bulk data
transfer over IP multicast. This document defines a framework for transfer over IP multicast. This document defines a framework for
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Intellectual Property and Copyright Statements . . . . . . . . . . 32 Intellectual Property and Copyright Statements . . . . . . . . . . 32
1. Introduction 1. Introduction
This document describes how to use Forward Error Correction (FEC) This document describes how to use Forward Error Correction (FEC)
codes to provide support for reliable delivery of content within the codes to provide support for reliable delivery of content within the
context of a Content Delivery Protocol (CDP). This document context of a Content Delivery Protocol (CDP). This document
describes a building block as defined in [10]. This document is a describes a building block as defined in [10]. This document is a
product of the IETF RMT WG and follows the general guidelines product of the IETF RMT WG and follows the general guidelines
provided in [8]. provided in [5].
The purpose of this building block is to define a framework for The purpose of this building block is to define a framework for
forward error correction such that: forward error correction such that:
1. CDPs can be designed to operate with a range of different FEC 1. CDPs can be designed to operate with a range of different FEC
codes/schemes, without needing to know details of the specific codes/schemes, without needing to know details of the specific
FEC code/scheme that may be used FEC code/scheme that may be used
2. FEC schemes can be designed to operate with a range of different 2. FEC schemes can be designed to operate with a range of different
CDPs, without needing to know details of the specific CDPs CDPs, without needing to know details of the specific CDPs
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