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RFC 3170 on IP Multicast Applications

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        RFC 3170

        Title:	    IP Multicast Applications: 
                    Challenges and Solutions 
        Author(s):  B. Quinn, K. Almeroth
        Status:     Informational
	Date:       September 2001
        Mailbox:    bquinn@celoxnetworks.com, almeroth@cs.ucsb.edu 
        Pages:      29
        Characters: 67207
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:  None

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-mboned-mcast-apps-02.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3170.txt

This document describes the challenges involved with designing and
implementing multicast applications.  It is an introductory guide for
application developers that highlights the unique considerations of
multicast applications as compared to unicast applications.
To this end, the document presents a taxonomy of multicast
application I/O models and examples of the services they can support.
It then describes the service requirements of these multicast
applications, and the recent and ongoing efforts to build protocol
solutions to support these services.

This document is a product of the MBONE Deployment Working Group of
the IETF.

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not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
USC/Information Sciences Institute


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