The fountain package

[Tags: bsd3, library]

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.


Versions0.0.0, 0.0.1, 0.0.2, 0.0.4, 0.0.5, 0.0.6, 0.1
Dependenciesbase (>=4.0 && <5.0), containers (==0.3.*), random (==1.0.*)
AuthorTom Hawkins <>
MaintainerTom Hawkins <> RubenAstudillo <>
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Source repositoryhead: git clone git://
Upload dateTue Sep 18 18:46:51 UTC 2012
Uploaded byTomHawkins
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