Network end users to pull down 2 gigabytes a day, continuously?

Petri Helenius pete at
Wed Jan 10 18:07:45 UTC 2007

Marshall Eubanks wrote:
> Actually, this is true with unicast as well.
> This can (I think) largely be handled by a fairly moderate amount of 
> Forward Error Correction.
> Regards
> Marshall
Before "streaming" meant HTTP-like protocols over port 80 and UDP was 
actually used, we did some experiments with FEC and discovered that 
reasonable interleaving (so that two consequtive packets lost could be 
recovered) and 1:10 FEC resulted in zero-loss environment in all cases 
we tested.


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