[rfc-dist] RFC 3695 on Compact Forward Error Correction (FEC) Schemes

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        RFC 3695

        Title:      Compact Forward Error Correction (FEC) Schemes
        Author(s):  M. Luby, L. Vicisano
        Status:     Experimental
        Date:       February 2004
        Mailbox:    luby@digitalfountain.com, lorenzo@cisco.com
        Pages:      13
        Characters: 32012
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-rmt-bb-fec-supp-compact-01.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3695.txt

This document introduces some Forward Error Correction (FEC) schemes
that supplement the FEC schemes described in RFC 3452.  The primary
benefits of these additional FEC schemes are that they are designed
for reliable bulk delivery of large objects using a more compact FEC
Payload ID, and they can be used to sequentially deliver blocks of an
object of indeterminate length.  Thus, they more flexibly support
different delivery models with less packet header overhead.

This document also describes the Fully-Specified FEC scheme
corresponding to FEC Encoding ID 0.  This Fully-Specified FEC scheme
requires no FEC coding and is introduced primarily to allow simple
interoperability testing between different implementations of protocol
instantiations that use the FEC building block.

This document is a product of the Reliable Multicast Transport Working
Group of the IETF.

This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.
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