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Asynchronous Layered Coding (ALC) Protocol Instantiation

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Document Type
This is an older version of an Internet-Draft that was ultimately published as RFC 3450.
Authors Lorenzo Vicisano , Jon Crowcroft , Luigi Rizzo , Michael Luby , Jim Gemmell
Last updated 2015-10-14 (Latest revision 2002-04-26)
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Experimental
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
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IESG IESG state Became RFC 3450 (Experimental)
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Responsible AD Allison J. Mankin
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        RFC 3450

        Title:      Asynchronous Layered Coding (ALC) Protocol
        Author(s):  M. Luby, J. Gemmell, L. Vicisano, L. Rizzo,
                    J. Crowcroft
        Status:     Experimental
        Date:       December 2002
        Pages:      34
        Characters: 86022
        Updates/Obsoletes/See Also:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-rmt-pi-alc-08.txt


This document describes the Asynchronous Layered Coding (ALC)
protocol, a massively scalable reliable content delivery protocol.
Asynchronous Layered Coding combines the Layered Coding Transport
(LCT) building block, a multiple rate congestion control building
block and the Forward Error Correction (FEC) building block to provide
congestion controlled reliable asynchronous delivery of content to an
unlimited number of concurrent receivers from a single sender.

This document is a product of the Reliable Multicast Transport Working
Group of the IETF.

This memo defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community.
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