FLUTE - File Delivery over Unidirectional Transport
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Reliable Multicast Transport (RMT)                              T. Paila
Internet-Draft                                                  R. Walsh
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                                                             R. Lehtonen
                                                             TeliaSonera
                                                        January 13, 2012

          FLUTE - File Delivery over Unidirectional Transport
                    draft-ietf-rmt-flute-revised-13

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.  This document obsoletes RFC3926.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
     1.1.  Applicability Statement  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       1.1.1.  The Target Application Space . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       1.1.2.  The Target Scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       1.1.3.  Intended Environments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       1.1.4.  Weaknesses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   2.  Conventions used in this Document  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
   3.  File delivery  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  8
     3.1.  File delivery session  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
     3.2.  File Delivery Table  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
     3.3.  Dynamics of FDT Instances within file delivery session . . 13
     3.4.  Structure of FDT Instance packets  . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
       3.4.1.  Format of FDT Instance Header  . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
       3.4.2.  Syntax of FDT Instance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       3.4.3.  Content Encoding of FDT Instance . . . . . . . . . . . 22
     3.5.  Multiplexing of files within a file delivery session . . . 23
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