Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Quick UDP Internet Connections

What is QUIC?


QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections) is a new transport protocol for the internet, developed by Google.







QUIC solves a number of transport-layer and application-layer problems experienced by modern web applications, while requiring little or no change from application writers. QUIC is very similar to TCP+TLS+HTTP2, but implemented on top of UDP. Having QUIC as a self-contained protocol allows innovations which aren’t possible with existing protocols as they are hampered by legacy clients and middleboxes.

Key advantages of QUIC over TCP+TLS+HTTP2 include:
  • Connection establishment latency
  • Improved congestion control
  • Multiplexing without head-of-line blocking
  • Forward error correction
  • Connection migration


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