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.
The ‘core’ specifications comprising QUIC are:
QUIC can be extended in several ways. The following specifications have been formally standardized as RFCs:
Specifications that discuss considerations for application protocol developers using QUIC, and network operators carrying QUIC:
We originated the HTTP/3 and QPACK RFCs. Ownership of these drafts has now transferred back to the HTTP WG.
In-progress documents for continued maintenance and evolution of QUIC, as described further in our charter.
There are a range of implementations. Some focus on providing features of the core protocol, while some also include support for in-progress extensions.
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.