[rfc-dist] RFC 5052 on Forward Error Correction (FEC) Building Block

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        RFC 5052

        Title:      Forward Error Correction (FEC) Building 
        Author:     M. Watson, M. Luby,
                    L. Vicisano
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       August 2007
        Mailbox:    mark at digitalfountain.com, 
                    luby at digitalfountain.com, 
                    lorenzo at digitalfountain.com
        Pages:      25
        Characters: 57754
        Obsoletes:  RFC3452

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-rmt-fec-bb-revised-07.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5052.txt

This document describes how to use Forward Error Correction (FEC)
codes to efficiently provide and/or augment reliability for bulk data
transfer over IP multicast.  This document defines a framework for
the definition of the information that needs to be communicated in
order to use an FEC code for bulk data transfer, in addition to the
encoded data itself, and for definition of formats and codes for
communication of that information.  Both information communicated with
the encoded data itself and information that needs to be communicated
'out-of-band' are considered.  The procedures for specifying new FEC
codes, defining the information communication requirements associated
with those codes and registering them with the Internet Assigned
Numbers Authority (IANA) are also described.  The requirements on
Content Delivery Protocols that wish to use FEC codes defined within
this framework are also defined.  The companion document titled "The
Use of Forward Error Correction (FEC) in Reliable Multicast"
describes some applications of FEC codes for delivering content.
This document obsoletes RFC 3452.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

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

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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