[rfc-dist] RFC 5510 on Reed-Solomon Forward Error Correction (FEC) Schemes

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        RFC 5510

        Title:      Reed-Solomon Forward Error Correction (FEC) 
        Author:     J. Lacan, V. Roca,
                    J. Peltotalo, S. Peltotalo
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       April 2009
        Mailbox:    jerome.lacan at isae.fr, 
                    vincent.roca at inria.fr, 
                    jani.peltotalo at tut.fi,  sami.peltotalo at tut.fi
        Pages:      28
        Characters: 57493
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-rmt-bb-fec-rs-05.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5510.txt

This document describes a Fully-Specified Forward Error Correction
(FEC) Scheme for the Reed-Solomon FEC codes over GF(2^^m), where m is
in {2..16}, and its application to the reliable delivery of data
objects on the packet erasure channel (i.e., a communication path
where packets are either received without any corruption or discarded
during transmission).  This document also describes a Fully-Specified
FEC Scheme for the special case of Reed-Solomon codes over GF(2^^8)
when there is no encoding symbol group.  Finally, in the context of
the Under-Specified Small Block Systematic FEC Scheme (FEC Encoding
ID 129), this document assigns an FEC Instance ID to the special case
of Reed-Solomon codes over GF(2^^8).

Reed-Solomon codes belong to the class of Maximum Distance Separable
(MDS) codes, i.e., they enable a receiver to recover the k source
symbols from any set of k received symbols.  The schemes described
here are compatible with the implementation from Luigi Rizzo.  

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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