QUIC: A UDP-Based Secure and Reliable Transport for HTTP/2

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Authors Ryan Hamilton , Jana Iyengar  , Ian Swett  , Alyssa Wilk 
Last updated 2017-01-09 (latest revision 2016-07-08)
Replaces draft-tsvwg-quic-protocol
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QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connection) is a new multiplexed and secure transport atop UDP, designed from the ground up and optimized for HTTP/2 semantics. While built with HTTP/2 as the primary application protocol, QUIC builds on decades of transport and security experience, and implements mechanisms that make it attractive as a modern general-purpose transport. QUIC provides multiplexing and flow control equivalent to HTTP/2, security equivalent to TLS, and connection semantics, reliability, and congestion control equivalent to TCP. This draft documents the early deployment of the QUIC protocol prior to standardization.


Ryan Hamilton (rch@google.com)
Jana Iyengar (jri@google.com)
Ian Swett (ianswett@google.com)
Alyssa Wilk (alyssar@google.com)

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