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FLUTE - File Delivery over Unidirectional Transport (RFC3926)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031690D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-05
Document File: 36 page(s) / 81K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

T. Paila: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

This document defines FLUTE, a protocol for the unidirectional delivery of files over the Internet, which is particularly suited to multicast networks. The specification builds on Asynchronous Layered Coding, the base protocol designed for massively scalable multicast distribution.

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Network Working Group                                           T. Paila

Request for Comments: 3926                                         Nokia

Category: Experimental                                           M. Luby

                                                        Digital Fountain

                                                             R. Lehtonen

                                                             TeliaSonera

                                                                 V. Roca

                                                       INRIA Rhone-Alpes

                                                                R. Walsh

                                                                   Nokia

                                                            October 2004

          FLUTE - File Delivery over Unidirectional Transport

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 (2004).

Abstract

   This document defines FLUTE, a protocol for the unidirectional

   delivery of files over the Internet, which is particularly suited to

   multicast networks.  The specification builds on Asynchronous Layered

   Coding, the base protocol designed for massively scalable multicast

   distribution.

Table of Contents

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

       1.1.  Applicability Statement  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

             1.1.1.  The Target Application Space . . . . . . . . . .  3

             1.1.2.  The Target Scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

             1.1.3.  Intended Environments  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

             1.1.4.  Weaknesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

   2.  Conventions used in this Document. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

   3.  File delivery  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5

       3.1.  File delivery session  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6

       3.2.  File Delivery Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8

       3.3.  Dyna...