Browse Prior Art Database

Forward Error Correction (FEC) Building Block (RFC3452)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010613D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Dec-24
Document File: 17 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Luby: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

This document generally describes how to use Forward Error Correction (FEC) codes to efficiently provide and/or augment reliability for data transport. The primary focus of this document is the application of FEC codes to one-to-many reliable data transport using IP multicast. This document describes what information is needed to identify a specific FEC code, what information needs to be communicated out-of-band to use the FEC code, and what information is needed in data packets to identify the encoding symbols they carry. The procedures for specifying FEC codes and registering them with the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) are also described. This document should be read in conjunction with and uses the terminology of the companion document titled, "The Use of Forward Error Correction (FEC) in Reliable Multicast".

This text was extracted from an ASCII text file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 7% of the total text.

Network Working Group                                            M. Luby

Request for Comments: 3452                              Digital Fountain

Category: Experimental                                       L. Vicisano

                                                                   Cisco

                                                              J. Gemmell

                                                               Microsoft

                                                                L. Rizzo

                                                              Univ. Pisa

                                                              M. Handley

                                                                    ICIR

                                                            J. Crowcroft

                                                         Cambridge Univ.

                                                           December 2002

             Forward Error Correction (FEC) 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

   This document generally describes how to use Forward Error Correction

   (FEC) codes to efficiently provide and/or augment reliability for

   data transport.  The primary focus of this document is the

   application of FEC codes to one-to-many reliable data transport using

   IP multicast.  This document describes what information is needed to

   identify a specific FEC code, what information needs to be

   communicated out-of-band to use the FEC code, and what information is

   needed in data packets to identify the encoding symbols they carry.

   The procedures for specifying FEC codes and registering them with the

   Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) are also described.  This

   document should be read in conjunction with and uses the terminology

   of the companion document titled, "The Use of Forward Error

   Correction (FEC) in Reliable Multicast".

Luby, et. al.  ®..