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This document discusses the creation of negative-acknowledgment (NACK)-oriented
reliable multicast (NORM) protocols. The rationale for NORM goals and assumptions are presented. Technical
challenges for NACK-oriented (and in some cases general) reliable multicast protocol operation are identified.
These goals and challenges are resolved into a set of functional "building blocks"
that address different aspects of NORM protocol operation. It is anticipated that
these building blocks will be useful in generating different instantiations of
reliable multicast protocols. This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet
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