QUIC is a standards-track, UDP-based, stream-multiplexing, encrypted
transport protocol. Its main features are minimizing connection
establishment and overall transport latency for applications such as
HTTP/3, providing multiplexing without head-of-line blocking, requiring
only changes to path endpoints to enable deployment, providing
always-secure transport using TLS 1.3.
This document set specifies the QUIC transport protocol and it
version-independent invariants, its loss detection and recovery
approach, its use of TLS1.3 for providing security, and a new version of
HTTP that uses QUIC (HTTP/3), along with QPACK for header compression in
Working Group Summary:
As can be expected, discussion on many aspects of QUIC was quite
intense. The resulting consensus, however, was judged by the chairs to
be both strong and broad.
There are over twenty implementations of QUIC that are participating in
interop testing, including all major web browsers and many server, CDN
and standalone library implementations.
The acknowledgements sections of the I-Ds highlight the individuals that
made major contributions to a given document.
The document shepherds for the individual I-Ds are:
- Lucas Pardue:
- Lars Eggert:
- Mark Nottingham:
The responsible AD for the document set is Magnus Westerlund.