Observing the Evolution of QUIC Implementations

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 12:26 by Maxime Piraux


The QUIC protocol combines features that were initially found inside the TCP, TLS and HTTP/2 protocols. The IETF is currently finalising a complete specification of this protocol. More than a dozen of independent implementations have been developed in parallel with these standardisation activities. We propose and implement a QUIC test suite that interacts with public QUIC servers to verify their conformance with key features of the IETF specification. Our measurements, gathered over a semester, provide a unique viewpoint on the evolution of the QUIC protocol and of its implementations. They highlight the introduction of new features and some regressions among the different implementations.

Maxime Piraux, Quentin De Coninck and Olivier Bonaventure
Proceedings of the Workshop on the Evolution, Performance, and Interoperability of QUIC, 2018.
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