Forward Error Correction (FEC) Framework Extension to Sliding Window Codes
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TSVWG                                                            V. Roca
Internet-Draft                                                     INRIA
Intended status: Standards Track                                A. Begen
Expires: January 18, 2018                                Networked Media
                                                           July 17, 2017

  Forward Error Correction (FEC) Framework Extension to Sliding Window
                                 Codes
                    draft-ietf-tsvwg-fecframe-ext-00

Abstract

   RFC 6363 describes a framework for using Forward Error Correction
   (FEC) codes with applications in public and private IP networks to
   provide protection against packet loss.  The framework supports
   applying FEC to arbitrary packet flows over unreliable transport and
   is primarily intended for real-time, or streaming, media.  However
   FECFRAME as per RFC 6363 is restricted to block FEC codes.  The
   present document extends FECFRAME to support FEC Codes based on a
   sliding encoding window, in addition to Block FEC Codes, in a
   backward compatible way.  During multicast/broadcast real-time
   content delivery, the use of sliding window codes significantly
   improves robustness in harsh environments, with less repair traffic
   and lower FEC-related added latency.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Definitions and Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Architecture Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   4.  Procedural Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.1.  General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.2.  Sender Operation with Sliding Window FEC Codes  . . . . .  10
     4.3.  Receiver Operation with Sliding Window FEC Codes  . . . .  12
   5.  Protocol Specification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     5.1.  General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     5.2.  FEC Framework Configuration Information . . . . . . . . .  15
     5.3.  FEC Scheme Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   6.  Feedback  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   7.  Transport Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   8.  Congestion Control  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   9.  Implementation Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   10. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   11. Operations and Management Considerations  . . . . . . . . . .  17
   12. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   13. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   14. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     14.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     14.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   Appendix A.  About Sliding Encoding Window Management (non
                Normative) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20

1.  Introduction

   Many applications need to transport a continuous stream of packetized
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