[e2e] Technology marches forward at the expense of the net?
booloo at cats.ucsc.edu
Thu Dec 13 10:43:16 PST 2001
In case folks haven't seen this, Digital Fountain has a new technology in
which they claim that
fast and reliable data delivery is possible even with network challenges
like packet loss, congestion, massive file sizes and long distances. Our
patented Meta-ContentTM technology provides tremendous improvement over
traditional techniques, even in the most unreliable networks.
There is a white paper talking about TCP issues and their Meta-Content
throughput can be set to any desired fraction of available link bandwidth
up to 95%; for high bandwidth links, this provides much higher throughput
than is possible with TCP, enabling fast download of very large files
even over very long WAN links.
a congestion control feature makes file transfers share bandwidth resources
fairly with other network traffic
They've got some other info up at
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