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Protected QUIC Initial Packets

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
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Authors Martin Duke , David Schinazi
Last updated 2022-11-07 (Latest revision 2022-04-27)
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QUIC encrypts its Initial Packets using keys derived from well-known constants, meaning that observers can inspect the contents of these packets and successfully spoof them. This document proposes a new version of QUIC that encrypts Initial Packets more securely by leveraging a Public Key distributed via the Domain Name System (DNS) or other out-of-band system.


Martin Duke
David Schinazi

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