fountain: A fountain codec.
|Versions||0.0.0, 0.0.1, 0.0.2, 0.0.4, 0.0.5, 0.0.6, 0.1|
|Dependencies||base (>=4.0 && <5.0), containers (==0.3.*), random (==1.0.*) [details]|
|Author||Tom Hawkins <email@example.com>|
|Maintainer||Tom Hawkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Source repo||head: git clone git://github.com/tomahawkins/fountain.git|
|Uploaded||by TomHawkins at Sat Oct 23 15:13:27 UTC 2010|
|Downloads||2542 total (20 in the last 30 days)|
|Rating||(no votes yet) [estimated by rule of succession]|
|Status||Docs not available [build log]
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Fountain codes are forward error correction codes for erasure channels. They are able to recover lost packets without needing a backchannel. As a rateless code, transmitters generate packets at random, on the fly. Receivers then listen to as many packets as needed to reconstruct the message.
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