QUIC

The IETF QUIC Working Group produced QUIC version 1 — a UDP-based, stream-multiplexing, encrypted transport protocol. The protocol itself is published as RFC 9000, and there are other related RFCs of note, see below.

We are now chartered to be the focal point for any QUIC-related work in the IETF. Our work covers maintenance and evolution of published specifications, the deployability of QUIC, and new extensions to QUIC.

The QUIC Working Group originated HTTP/3, the mapping of HTTP to QUIC, and the QPACK header compression scheme. These are now maintained by the HTTP Working Group.

See our contribution guidelines if you want to work with us.

Upcoming Meetings

Our Documents

Our current documents cover different aspects of the ‘core’ QUIC protocol, define a mapping of HTTP semantics to it, and cover selected other topics.

RFCs

In-progress documents

Implementing QUIC

We have a number of experimental implementations in progress. The current goal for interop testing is the 21st Implementation Target.

Implementers should join the quicdev Slack to coordinate testing; contact the WG chairs for an invitation. Note that discussions on Slack are considered IETF contributions under “Note Well”.

Automated, continuous interop testing is performed for participating QUIC implementations. Implementers are encouraged to join this effort by making compatible Docker images of their implementations available.

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