Taxonomy of Coding Techniques for Efficient Network Communications
RFC 8406

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Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)                           B. Adamson
Request for Comments: 8406                                           NRL
Category: Informational                                         C. Adjih
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                    INRIA
                                                               J. Bilbao
                                                                 Ikerlan
                                                               V. Firoiu
                                                             BAE Systems
                                                               F. Fitzek
                                                              TU Dresden
                                                               S. Ghanem
                                                             Independent
                                                               E. Lochin
                                                          ISAE - Supaero
                                                              A. Masucci
                                                                  Orange
                                                          M-J. Montpetit
                                                             Independent
                                                             M. Pedersen
                                                      Aalborg University
                                                              G. Peralta
                                                                 Ikerlan
                                                            V. Roca, Ed.
                                                                   INRIA
                                                               P. Saxena
                                                      AnsuR Technologies
                                                            S. Sivakumar
                                                                   Cisco
                                                               June 2018

   Taxonomy of Coding Techniques for Efficient Network Communications

Abstract

   This document summarizes recommended terminology for Network Coding
   concepts and constructs.  It provides a comprehensive set of terms in
   order to avoid ambiguities in future IRTF and IETF documents on
   Network Coding.  This document is the product of the Coding for
   Efficient Network Communications Research Group (NWCRG), and it is in
   line with the terminology used by the RFCs produced by the Reliable
   Multicast Transport (RMT) and FEC Framework (FECFRAME) IETF working
   groups.

Adamson, et al.               Informational                     [Page 1]
RFC 8406              Taxonomy of Coding Techniques            June 2018

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Research Task Force
   (IRTF).  The IRTF publishes the results of Internet-related research
   and development activities.  These results might not be suitable for
   deployment.  This RFC represents the consensus of the Coding for
   Efficient Network Communications Research Group of the Internet
   Research Task Force (IRTF).  Documents approved for publication by
   the IRSG are not candidates for any level of Internet Standard; see
   Section 2 of RFC 7841.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  General Definitions and Concepts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Taxonomy of Code Uses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   4.  Coding Details  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.1.  Coding Types  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     4.2.  Coding Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.3.  Coding in Practice  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
   7.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
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