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Layered Coding Transport (LCT) Building Block (RFC3451)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010612D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Dec-24
Document File: 30 page(s) / 72K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Luby: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

Layered Coding Transport (LCT) provides transport level support for reliable content delivery and stream delivery protocols. LCT is specifically designed to support protocols using IP multicast, but also provides support to protocols that use unicast. LCT is compatible with congestion control that provides multiple rate delivery to receivers and is also compatible with coding techniques that provide reliable delivery of content.

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Network Working Group                                            M. Luby

Request for Comments: 3451                              Digital Fountain

Category: Experimental                                        J. Gemmell

                                                               Microsoft

                                                             L. Vicisano

                                                                   Cisco

                                                                L. Rizzo

                                                              Univ. Pisa

                                                              M. Handley

                                                                    ICIR

                                                            J. Crowcroft

                                                         Cambridge Univ.

                                                           December 2002

             Layered Coding Transport (LCT) Building Block

Status of this Memo

   This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet

   community.  It does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

   Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested.

   Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   Layered Coding Transport (LCT) provides transport level support for

   reliable content delivery and stream delivery protocols.  LCT is

   specifically designed to support protocols using IP multicast, but

   also provides support to protocols that use unicast.  LCT is

   compatible with congestion control that provides multiple rate

   delivery to receivers and is also compatible with coding techniques

   that provide reliable delivery of content.

Luby, et. al.                 Experimental                      [Page 1]

RFC 3451                   LCT Building Block              December 2002

Table of Contents

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

   2. Rationale......................................................3

   3. Functionality..................................................4

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