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Author Guidelines for Reliable Multicast Transport (RMT) Building Blocks and Protocol Instantiation documents (RFC3269)

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Original Publication Date: 2002-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-10
Document File: 13 page(s) / 25K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

R. Kermode: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document provides general guidelines to assist the authors of Reliable Multicast Transport (RMT) building block and protocol instantiation definitions. The purpose of these guidelines is to ensure that any building block and protocol instantiation definitions produced contain sufficient information to fully explain their operation and use. In addition these guidelines provide directions to specify modular and clearly defined RMT building blocks and protocol instantiations that can be refined and augmented to safely create new protocols for use in new scenarios for which any existing protocols were not designed.

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Network Working Group                                         R. Kermode

Request for Comments: 3269                                      Motorola

Category: Informational                                      L. Vicisano

                                                                   Cisco

                                                              April 2002

Author Guidelines for Reliable Multicast Transport (RMT) Building Blocks

                  and Protocol Instantiation documents

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 (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document provides general guidelines to assist the authors of

   Reliable Multicast Transport (RMT) building block and protocol

   instantiation definitions.  The purpose of these guidelines is to

   ensure that any building block and protocol instantiation definitions

   produced contain sufficient information to fully explain their

   operation and use.  In addition these guidelines provide directions

   to specify modular and clearly defined RMT building blocks and

   protocol instantiations that can be refined and augmented to safely

   create new protocols for use in new scenarios for which any existing

   protocols were not designed.

Table of Contents

   1 Introduction ...................................................  2

   1.1 Terminology ..................................................  3

   2 The Guidelines .................................................  3

   2.1 Building Block Document Guidelines ...........................  3

   2.1.1 Rationale ..................................................  3

   2.1.2 Functionality ..............................................  4

   2.1.3 Applicability Statement ....................................  4

   2.1.4 Packet-Header Fields .......................................  4

   2.1.5 Requirements from other Building Blocks ....................  5

   2.1.6 Security Considerations ....................................  5

   2.1.7 Codepoint Considerations ...................................  6

   2.1.8 Summary Checklist ..........................................  6

   2.2 Protocol Instantiation Document Guidelines ...................  7

Kermode & Vicisano           Informational                      [Page 1]

RFC 3269                 RMT Author Guidelines                April 2002

   2.2.1 Applicability Statement ....................................  7

   2.2.2 Architecture Definition ....................................  7

   2.2.3 Conformance Statement ......................................  8

   2.2.4 Functionality Definition ...................................  8

   2.2.5 Packet Formats .............................................  9

   2.2.6 Summary Checklist ..........................................  9

   3 IANA Considerations ............................................  9

   4 Acknowledgements ............................................... 10

   5 References ..................................................... 10

   6 Authors' Addresses ............................................. 11

   7 Full Copyright Statement ....................................... 12

1.  Introduction

   Reliable Multicast Transport (RMT) protocols can be constructed in a

   variety of ways, some of which...