Next steps for Multipath QUIC

Lars Eggert <> Fri, 20 November 2020 09:30 UTC

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Subject: Next steps for Multipath QUIC
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Lucas and me got asked what we'd see as the next steps for multipath support for QUIC. Here's our current thinking:

The QUIC WG remains the default venue for continued open discussion of multipath experiments and results. The goal for this discussion is to help steer towards identifying whether a multipath design can emerge that

(1) addresses a number of the use cases discussed during the interim, or new use cases that are similarly motivated

(2) sees implementation and experimentation/deployment interest from a number of production stacks

(3) is (as much as possible) a minimally-scoped extension to QUIC v1 that cleanly integrates with its concepts and other adopted extensions

Until this has happened, we think it'd be premature to adopt one of the individual multipath designs that have been proposed as a WG work item.

We hope this provides some clarification.

Lars and Lucas