The Multicast Dissemination Protocol (MDP) Version 1 Framework
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DIV
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This white paper outlines a simple protocol framework that was developed for reliable multicast dissemination of data files. It also provides some historical development and testing history. The general framework described here was originally developed and used by the Image Multicaster IMM application within the Internet Mbone for reliable multicast file transfer. This document describes the more general use of the protocol framework as a reliable bulk file transfer technique. We discuss the present operational modes, some performance issues, and the basic application data units ADUs used. This is not intended to be a detailed protocol specification document, but rather a broad description of the basic protocol features and a discussion of issues.
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