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	Title		: Multicast Announce and Control Protocol (MACP)
	Author(s)	: J. Helal
	Filename	: draft-helal-macp-00.txt
	Pages		: 49
	Date		: 2002-9-3
	
This memo describes the message and procedure related to the 
Multicast Announce and Control Protocol (MACP). This protocol is 
considered as one 'building blocks' of a reliable multicast 
transport framework.  
The Multicast Announce and Control Protocol (MACP) organizes the 
process by which a multicast sender node (Msender) manages 
transmissions to dynamic groups of receivers (Mreceivers) in the 
'one-to-many' model. The prime objective of MACP is to work in 
conjunction with various data transport protocols in order to meet 
various network requirements. One other main objective is to provide 
a unified announce transport mechanism for both bulk data transfer 
and streamed data.

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