Raptor Forward Error Correction (FEC) Schemes for FECFRAME
RFC 6681

 
Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (August 2012; No errata)
Last updated 2013-02-12
Replaces draft-watson-fecframe-raptor
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         M. Watson
Request for Comments: 6681                                       Netflix
Category: Standards Track                                 T. Stockhammer
ISSN: 2070-1721                                           Nomor Research
                                                                 M. Luby
                                                   Qualcomm Incorporated
                                                             August 2012

       Raptor Forward Error Correction (FEC) Schemes for FECFRAME

Abstract

   This document describes Fully-Specified Forward Error Correction
   (FEC) Schemes for the Raptor and RaptorQ codes and their application
   to reliable delivery of media streams in the context of the FEC
   Framework.  The Raptor and RaptorQ codes are systematic codes, where
   a number of repair symbols are generated from a set of source symbols
   and sent in one or more repair flows in addition to the source
   symbols that are sent to the receiver(s) within a source flow.  The
   Raptor and RaptorQ codes offer close to optimal protection against
   arbitrary packet losses at a low computational complexity.  Six FEC
   Schemes are defined: two for the protection of arbitrary packet
   flows, two that are optimized for small source blocks, and two for
   the protection of a single flow that already contains a sequence
   number.  Repair data may be sent over arbitrary datagram transport
   (e.g., UDP) or using RTP.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by
   the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further
   information on Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of
   RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any
   errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6681.

Watson, et al.               Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 6681                    Raptor FEC Scheme                August 2012

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RFC 6681                    Raptor FEC Scheme                August 2012

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................4
   2. Document Outline ................................................5
   3. Requirements Notation ...........................................5
   4. Definitions and Abbreviations ...................................5
      4.1. Definitions ................................................6
      4.2. Abbreviations ..............................................6
   5. General Procedures for Raptor FEC Schemes .......................6
   6. Raptor FEC Schemes for Arbitrary Packet Flows ...................8
      6.1. Introduction ...............................................8
      6.2. Formats and Codes ..........................................8
           6.2.1. FEC Framework Configuration Information .............8
           6.2.2. Source FEC Payload ID ...............................9
           6.2.3. Repair FEC Payload ID ..............................10
      6.3. Procedures ................................................11
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