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

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual in tsv area)
Expired & archived
Authors Ryan Hamilton , Jana Iyengar , Ian Swett , Alyssa Wilk
Last updated 2016-01-13
Replaced by draft-hamilton-early-deployment-quic
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Informational
Stream WG state (None)
Document shepherd (None)
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-hamilton-early-deployment-quic
Action Holders
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
Telechat date (None)
Responsible AD Martin Stiemerling
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


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.


Ryan Hamilton
Jana Iyengar
Ian Swett
Alyssa Wilk

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)