[rfc-dist] RFC 4410 on Selectively Reliable Multicast Protocol (SRMP)

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        RFC 4410

        Title:      Selectively Reliable Multicast Protocol (SRMP) 
        Author:     M. Pullen,  F. Zhao, 
                    D. Cohen
        Status:     Experimental
        Date:       February 2006
        Mailbox:    mpullen at gmu.edu, 
                    fzhao at netlab.gmu.edu, 
                    danny.cohen at sun.com
        Pages:      30
        Characters: 65877
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-pullen-srmp-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4410.txt

The Selectively Reliable Multicast Protocol (SRMP) is a transport
protocol, intended to deliver a mix of reliable and best-effort
messages in an any-to-any multicast environment, where the best-effort
traffic occurs in significantly greater volume than the
reliable traffic and therefore can carry sequence
numbers of reliable messages for loss detection.  SRMP is intended
for use in a distributed simulation application environment, where
only the latest value of reliable transmission for any particular
data identifier requires delivery.  SRMP has two sublayers: a
bundling sublayer handling message aggregation and congestion
control, and a Selectively Reliable Transport (SRT) sublayer.
Selection between reliable and best-effort messages is performed
by the application.  This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.

EXPERIMENTAL: This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet 
community. It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. 
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