Manageability of the QUIC Transport Protocol
draft-ietf-quic-manageability-03

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Network Working Group                                      M. Kuehlewind
Internet-Draft                                               B. Trammell
Intended status: Informational                                ETH Zurich
Expires: April 25, 2019                                 October 22, 2018

              Manageability of the QUIC Transport Protocol
                    draft-ietf-quic-manageability-03

Abstract

   This document discusses manageability of the QUIC transport protocol,
   focusing on caveats impacting network operations involving QUIC
   traffic.  Its intended audience is network operators, as well as
   content providers that rely on the use of QUIC-aware middleboxes,
   e.g. for load balancing.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Notational Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Features of the QUIC Wire Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  QUIC Packet Header Structure  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.2.  Coalesced Packets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.3.  Use of Port Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.4.  The QUIC handshake  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.5.  Integrity Protection of the Wire Image  . . . . . . . . .  10
     2.6.  Connection ID and Rebinding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     2.7.  Packet Numbers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     2.8.  Version Negotiation and Greasing  . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
   3.  Network-visible information about QUIC flows  . . . . . . . .  11
     3.1.  Identifying QUIC traffic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       3.1.1.  Identifying Negotiated Version  . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       3.1.2.  Rejection of Garbage Traffic  . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     3.2.  Connection confirmation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     3.3.  Application Identification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     3.4.  Flow association  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     3.5.  Flow teardown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.6.  Round-trip time measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
     3.7.  Flow symmetry measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
   4.  Specific Network Management Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     4.1.  Stateful treatment of QUIC traffic  . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     4.2.  Passive network performance measurement and
           troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     4.3.  Server cooperation with load balancers  . . . . . . . . .  15
     4.4.  DDoS Detection and Mitigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
     4.5.  QoS support and ECMP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   5.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   7.  Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   8.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19

1.  Introduction

   QUIC [QUIC-TRANSPORT] is a new transport protocol currently under
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