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IETF Criteria for Evaluating Reliable Multicast Transport and Application Protocols (RFC2357)

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Original Publication Date: 1998-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 9 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Mankin: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This memo describes the procedures and criteria for reviewing reliable multicast protocols within the Transport Area (TSV) of the IETF. Within today's Internet, important applications exist for a reliable multicast service. Some examples that are driving reliable multicast technology are collaborative workspaces (such as whiteboard), data and software distribution, and (more speculatively) web caching protocols. Due to the nature of the technical issues, a single commonly accepted technical solution that solves all the demands for reliable multicast is likely to be infeasible [RMMinutes 1997].

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Network Working Group A. Mankin

Request for Comments: 2357 USC/ISI

Category: Informational A. Romanow

MCI

S. Bradner

Harvard University

V. Paxson

LBL

With the TSV

Area Directorate

June 1998

IETF Criteria for Evaluating Reliable Multicast Transport

and Application Protocols

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this

memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This memo describes the procedures and criteria for reviewing

reliable multicast protocols within the Transport Area (TSV) of the

IETF. Within today's Internet, important applications exist for a

reliable multicast service. Some examples that are driving reliable

multicast technology are collaborative workspaces (such as

whiteboard), data and software distribution, and (more speculatively)

web caching protocols. Due to the nature of the technical issues, a

single commonly accepted technical solution that solves all the

demands for reliable multicast is likely to be infeasible [RMMinutes

1997].

A number of reliable multicast protocols have already been developed

to solve a variety of problems for various types of applications.

[Floyd97] describes one widely deployed example. How should these

protocols be treated within the IETF and how should the IETF guide

the development of reliable multicast in a direction beneficial for

the general Internet?

The TSV Area Directors and their Directorate have outlined a set of

review procedures that address these questions and set criteria and

processes for the publication as RFCs of Internet-Drafts on reliable

multicast transport protocols.

1.0 Background on IETF Processes and Procedures

In the IETF, work in an area is directed and managed by the Area

Directors (ADs), who have authority over the chartering of working

groups (WGs).

In addition, ADs review individually...