the next big thing after http/2
Looking forward to the blog posts now claiming http is faster than https.
Surely you mean QUICker? Sorry, couldn’t resist…
I am a bit curious, and skeptical, about this.
For example, how do they imagine something like ssl will work? DTLS?
Here is their imagination: Porting QUIC to Transport Layer Security (TLS).
I dunno, it feels like a step backwards. When we had slow internet we used TCP and now we have fast internet and we are looking at UDP. I guess the counter to that is that we have also changed from unreliable connections to always on, fast and stable connections so we don’t need a reliable protocol any more?
QUIC is basically tcp but with multiple independent data streams so they don’t block eachother. They just built it on top of UDP because udp works with our existing infrastructure.
But it is reliable.
I mean the reliability has to be built in at the application layer.
I’m not sure the distinction you’re looking for exists. Just as it’s possible to do TCP in user land, it will be possible to do QUIC in the kernel.