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RFC 3450

"Asynchronous Layered Coding (ALC) Protocol Instantiation", December 2002

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RFC 5775
M. Luby
J. Gemmell
L. Vicisano
L. Rizzo
J. Crowcroft
rmt (tsv)

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This document describes the Asynchronous Layered Coding (ALC) protocol, a massively scalable reliable content delivery protocol. Asynchronous Layered Coding combines the Layered Coding Transport (LCT) building block, a multiple rate congestion control building block and the Forward Error Correction (FEC) building block to provide congestion controlled reliable asynchronous delivery of content to an unlimited number of concurrent receivers from a single sender. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.

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