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22.6. Reliable Delivery Protocols

Reliable delivery protocols within the JGroups stack ensure that data pockets are actually delivered in the right order (FIFO) to the destination node. The basis for reliable message delivery is positive and negative delivery acknowledgments (ACK and NAK). In the ACK mode, the sender resends the message until the acknowledgment is received from the receiver. In the NAK mode, the receiver requests retransmission when it discovers a gap.