Re: [multipathtcp] MPTCP carrying UDP

William Ivancic <> Wed, 16 November 2016 14:23 UTC

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I think Med’s proposal is very reasonable.  I think whatever would be learned from and EXPERIMENTAL solution would be valuable for many working groups / research groups.  One might consider taking this to some research group, but I think we are so close to an EXPERIMENTAL solution already in MPTCP, that  such a move wouldn’t be a good use of time and energy.




From: multipathtcp <> on behalf of <>
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 2:07 AM
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Subject: Re: [multipathtcp] MPTCP carrying UDP


Hi Nic, 


Of course, there are applications that are not suitable to be injected inside an MPTCP connection. 

It is also clear that some issues are to be handled correctly if we want to have a decent solution. 


All that is fully agreed.


My point is that instead of speculating about the foreseen results, let’s document an EXPERIMENTAL solution so that people can play with and assess. This is fundamental because all is about technical details. 


If it appears the results are bad, that particular solution will be then stamped as historic. 





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Von: multipathtcp [] Im Auftrag von Alan Ford
Gesendet: Dienstag, 15. November 2016 16:55
Betreff: Re: [multipathtcp] MPTCP carrying UDP


Alan Ford wrote:


> As I said at IETF95 and will say again now, MPTCP provides a TCP service: stream-oriented, reliable, whereas UDP is datagram-oriented, and unreliable.


> "Mapping" one to the other cannot be directly done since the transports have fundamentally different semantics.