[zeromq-dev] When unreliability is desired

Lindley French lindleyf at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 00:22:35 CET 2013


Microsoft often does such things.

Anyway, one of the goals of a pure UDP transport is to work well over
one-way physical links, so the ability to hedge one's bets with FEC seems
quite worthwhile as an option.


On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 6:14 PM, Steven McCoy <steven.mccoy at miru.hk> wrote:

> On 17 December 2013 17:30, Lindley French <lindleyf at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> It would be really neat if we could integrate something like
>> http://feclib.sourceforge.net/documentation.html into this. Not sure how
>> that possibility would work license-wise, though.
>>
>>
> Google's QUIC includes XOR FEC as their studies have shown little
> requirement for full on Reed Solomon encoding.
>
> OpenPGM includes Reed Solomon FEC as studies have shown it dramatically
> improves performance for large number of receivers.  However Microsoft went
> ahead and implemented an incompatible scheme to everyone else so nothing
> works out-of-the-box.
>
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> Steve-o
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