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Soft-State Protocol for Accessing Multimedia Archives

A. Schuett, S. Raman, Y. Chawathe, S. McCanne, R. Katz

One-line summary: Soft-state lightweight session protcol, based on announce/listen and refreshable soft state, for serving multimedia streaming content to implicit or explicit subscription groups using mcast.

Overview/Main Points


Asymptotically reliable SET and other techniques can be added to the arsenal of soft state management tools. AS1 (Elan's active services framework) may provide some of these as abstractions.


Managing race conditions can be tricky...but this only claims to be a protocol, not a complete application-semantics-level solution.
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