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QUIC-LB: Generating Routable QUIC Connection IDs

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (candidate for quic WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Martin Duke , Nick Banks
Last updated 2019-12-11 (Latest revision 2019-11-04)
Replaced by draft-ietf-quic-load-balancers
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream WG state Call For Adoption By WG Issued
Document shepherd (None)
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-quic-load-balancers
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
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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
Nick Banks

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