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.


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 && <0.5), random (==1.0.*) [details]
License BSD3
Author Tom Hawkins <>
Maintainer Tom Hawkins <> RubenAstudillo <>
Stability experimental
Category Codec
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Source repository head: git clone git://
Uploaded Mon Sep 24 04:12:48 UTC 2012 by RubenAstudillo
Distributions NixOS:0.1
Downloads 1531 total (5 in the last 30 days)
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Status Docs not available [build log]
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  • Codec
    • Codec.Fountain


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