IETF RFC 5740
NACK-Oriented Reliable Multicast (NORM) Transport Protocol
|Publication Date:||1 November 2009|
Introduction and Applicability
This document is a product of the IETF RMT working group and follows the guidelines provided in the Author Guidelines for Reliable Multicast Transport (RMT) Building Blocks and Protocol Instantiation documents [RFC3269].
Statement of Intent
This memo contains the definitions necessary to fully specify a Reliable Multicast Transport protocol in accordance with the criteria of IETF Criteria for Evaluating Reliable Multicast Transport and Application Protocols [RFC2357]. The NORM specification described in this document was previously published in the Experimental Category [RFC3940]. It was the stated intent of the RMT working group to resubmit this specifications as an IETF Proposed Standard in due course. This Proposed Standard specification is thus based on RFC 3940 and has been updated according to accumulated experience and growing protocol maturity since the publication of RFC 3940. Said experience applies both to this specification itself and to congestion control strategies related to the use of this specification. The differences between RFC 3940 and this document are listed in Section 10.