[rfc-dist] RFC 6865 on Simple Reed-Solomon Forward Error Correction (FEC) Scheme for FECFRAME

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        RFC 6865

        Title:      Simple Reed-Solomon Forward Error Correction 
                    (FEC) Scheme for FECFRAME 
        Author:     V. Roca, M. Cunche,
                    J. Lacan, A. Bouabdallah,
                    K. Matsuzono
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       February 2013
        Mailbox:    vincent.roca at inria.fr, 
                    mathieu.cunche at inria.fr, 
                    jerome.lacan at isae.fr,
                    abouabdallah at cdta.dz, 
                    kazuhisa at sfc.wide.ad.jp
        Pages:      23
        Characters: 48493
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-fecframe-simple-rs-06.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6865.txt

This document describes a fully-specified simple Forward Error
Correction (FEC) scheme for Reed-Solomon codes over the finite field
(also known as the Galois Field) GF(2^^m), with 2 <= m <= 16, that
can be used to protect arbitrary media streams along the lines
defined by FECFRAME.  The Reed-Solomon codes considered have
attractive properties, since they offer optimal protection against
packet erasures and the source symbols are part of the encoding
symbols, which can greatly simplify decoding.  However, the price to
pay is a limit on the maximum source block size, on the maximum
number of encoding symbols, and a computational complexity higher
than that of the Low-Density Parity Check (LDPC) codes, for instance.

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

This is now a Proposed Standard.

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