FCAST: Object Delivery for the Asynchronous Layered Coding (ALC) and NACK-Oriented Reliable Multicast (NORM) Protocols
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: RFC Editor <email@example.com>, rmt mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, rmt chair <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'FCAST: Object Delivery for the ALC and NORM Protocols' to Experimental RFC (draft-ietf-rmt-fcast-08.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'FCAST: Object Delivery for the ALC and NORM Protocols' (draft-ietf-rmt-fcast-08.txt) as Experimental RFC This document is the product of the Reliable Multicast Transport Working Group. The IESG contact person is Martin Stiemerling. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-rmt-fcast/
Technical Summary This document specifies a set of data formats and instructions on how to use ALC (RFC 5775) and NORM (RFC 5740) to implement a file-casting service. In particular this document specifies an in-band method to advertise the content and duration of a file-casting session. It also specifies exactly how instantiate an ALC or NORM transport session for use within this context. Working Group Summary FCAST represents the consensus of the RMT WG participants. FCAST was initially proposed at the beginning of the RMT effort (circa 2001) and then superseded by a more comprehensive approach (FLUTE, draft-ietf-rmt-flute-revised-11). Due to late reported IPR claims on FLUTE, FCAST was re-added to the WG scope to offer an alternative to FLUTE. Document Quality There is no known implementation of FCAST in its current incarnation, however FCAST was implemented and widely reviewed in its first incarnation. The current specification, similar to the original one, also had substantial review from WG members. Personnel Lorenzo Vicisano (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the document shepherd. Martin Stiemerling (email@example.com) is the responsible AD.