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A Reliable Multicast Framework for Light-weight Sessions and Application Level Framing

Sally Floyd, Van Jacobson, Steve McCanne, LBL; C.G. Liu, USC; Lixia Zhang, Xerox PARC

One-line summary: Reliable multicast that allows app-level policies for reliability and ordering, rather than putting it in the protocol. Scalability achieved by having one client multicast a repair request if none is seen after a small random delay.

Overview/Main Points


Convincing application of the end-to-end argument to reliable multicast. Effective prevention of ACK implosion and response implosion.


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