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"Random Linear Network Coding (RLNC): Background and Practical Considerations" an Internet Draft

"Random Linear Network Coding (RLNC): Background and Practical Considerations" an Internet Draft

February 14, 2019

This week we resubmitted our internet draft to the IETF - "Random Linear Network Coding (RLNC): Background and Practical Considerations" - written in collaboration with Steinwurf and Inmarsat to continue our RLNC standardization efforts. Tutorial in nature, the draft provides a good introduction to and overview of RLNC Transport, explains sliding window vs RLNC block coding, and provides an introduction on recoding. Follow the link (https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-heide-nwcrg-rlnc-background/) to access the draft.

 

Abstract: “This document describes the use of Random Linear Network Coding (RLNC) schemes for reliable data transport. Both block and sliding window RLNC code implementations are described. By providing erasure correction using randomly generated repair symbols, such RLNC-based schemes offer advantages in accommodating varying frame sizes and dynamically changing connections, reducing the need for feedback, and lowering the amount of state information needed at the sender and receiver. The practical considerations' section identifies RLNC- encoded symbol representation as a valuable target for standardization.”