QUIC-LB: Generating Routable QUIC Connection IDs

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (candidate for quic WG)
Authors Martin Duke  , Nick Banks 
Last updated 2019-12-11 (latest revision 2019-11-04)
Replaced by draft-ietf-quic-load-balancers
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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QUIC connection IDs allow continuation of connections across address/ port 4-tuple changes, and can store routing information for stateless or low-state load balancers. They also can prevent linkability of connections across deliberate address migration through the use of protected communications between client and server. This creates issues for load-balancing intermediaries. This specification standardizes methods for encoding routing information and proposes an optional protocol called QUIC-LB to exchange the parameters of that encoding. This framework also enables offload of other QUIC functions to trusted intermediaries, given the explicit cooperation of the QUIC server.


Martin Duke (martin.h.duke@gmail.com)
Nick Banks (nibanks@microsoft.com)

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