Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] Padding outside QUIC packet (#3333)

Tatsuhiro Tsujikawa <> Mon, 13 January 2020 15:10 UTC

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Another concern about this way of padding is that it does not increase the transmission limit for server.

> Prior to validating the client address, servers MUST NOT send more than three times as many bytes as the number of bytes they have received. This limits the magnitude of any amplification attack that can be mounted using spoofed source addresses. In determining this limit, servers only count the size of successfully processed packets.

Because bytes outside of QUIC packet is most likely unprocessable, it is not counted to the data size that server has received.   That means that server might get choked during handshake with packet losses.

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