Forward Error Correction (FEC) Framework Extension to Sliding Window Codes
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TSVWG                                                            V. Roca
Internet-Draft                                                     INRIA
Updates: 6363 (if approved)                                     A. Begen
Intended status: Standards Track                         Networked Media
Expires: July 15, 2019                                  January 11, 2019

  Forward Error Correction (FEC) Framework Extension to Sliding Window
                                 Codes
                    draft-ietf-tsvwg-fecframe-ext-08

Abstract

   RFC 6363 describes a framework for using Forward Error Correction
   (FEC) codes 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.  This document updates RFC 6363 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.  Summary of Architecture Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   4.  Procedural Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.1.  General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.2.  Sender Operation with Sliding Window FEC Codes  . . . . .  10
     4.3.  Receiver Operation with Sliding Window FEC Codes  . . . .  13
   5.  Protocol Specification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     5.1.  General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     5.2.  FEC Framework Configuration Information . . . . . . . . .  16
     5.3.  FEC Scheme Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   6.  Feedback  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   7.  Transport Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   8.  Congestion Control  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   9.  Implementation Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   10. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   11. Operations and Management Considerations  . . . . . . . . . .  18
   12. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   13. Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
   14. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     14.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     14.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
   Appendix A.  About Sliding Encoding Window Management
                (informational)  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21

1.  Introduction

   Many applications need to transport a continuous stream of packetized
   data from a source (sender) to one or more destinations (receivers)
   over networks that do not provide guaranteed packet delivery.  In
   particular packets may be lost, which is strictly the focus of this
   document: we assume that transmitted packets are either lost (e.g.,
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