[rfc-dist] RFC 6363 on Forward Error Correction (FEC) Framework

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        RFC 6363

        Title:      Forward Error Correction (FEC) Framework 
        Author:     M. Watson, A. Begen,
                    V. Roca
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       October 2011
        Mailbox:    watsonm at netflix.com, 
                    abegen at cisco.com, 
                    vincent.roca at inria.fr
        Pages:      42
        Characters: 98725
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-fecframe-framework-15.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6363.txt

This document describes a framework for using Forward Error
Correction (FEC) codes with applications in public and private IP
networks to provide protection against packet loss.  The framework
supports applying FEC to arbitrary packet flows over unreliable
transport and is primarily intended for real-time, or streaming,
media.  This framework can be used to define Content Delivery
Protocols that provide FEC for streaming media delivery or other
packet flows.  Content Delivery Protocols defined using this
framework can support any FEC scheme (and associated FEC codes) that
is compliant with various requirements defined in this document.
Thus, Content Delivery Protocols can be defined that are not specific
to a particular FEC scheme, and FEC schemes can be defined that are
not specific to a particular Content Delivery Protocol.  

This document is a product of the FEC Framework Working Group of the IETF.

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: This document specifies an Internet standards track
protocol for the Internet community,and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the Internet
Official Protocol Standards (STD 1) for the standardization state and
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