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

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
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
Jana Iyengar
Ian Swett
Alyssa Wilk

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