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Title : Reliable Multicast Transport Building Block:Tree based
ACK (TRACK) Mechanisms
Author(s) : D. Chiu et al.
Filename : draft-chiu-rmt-bb-track-01.txt
Pages : 44
Date : 2003-7-25
The Reliable Multicast Transport (RMT) Working Group has been
chartered to standardize reliable multicast transport services and
protocol instantiations, which include the tree-based ACK (TRACK)
protocol. This document describes the RMT Building Block for Tree-
based ACK (TRACK) mechanisms. It contains functions relating to
positive acknowledgments and hierarchical tree construction and
maintenance. It might primarily be used as part of the TRACK
Protocol Instantiation. According to the charter, a building block
is 'a coarse-grained modular component that is common to multiple
protocols along with abstract APIs that define a building block's
access methods and their arguments.' The TRACK BB mechanisms will
operate on the logical ACK-tree that is configured by the TREE BB
 in the TRACK PI sessions. This document is made based on the
guidelines for the RMT BB .
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