Saturday, February 8, 2014

HTTP over UDP/TLS

Recently during investigation with different clients and origin servers I noticed the following header, “Alternate-Protocol: 80:quic”.  On further investigation it appears QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections) is a Google experimental protocol to reduce latency over the internet, distinct from Google SPDY.
The links below are an interesting read.
http://blog.chromium.org/2013/06/experimenting-with-quic.html
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RNHkx_VvKWyWg6Lr8SZ-saqsQx7rFV-ev2jRFUoVD34/edit
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lmL9EF6qKrk7gbazY8bIdvq3Pno2Xj_l_YShP40GLQE/edit#heading=h.h3jsxme7rovm

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