IETF 96 – thats the name of the standard that Google wants to push through – short: „QUIC“ see the draft ription here: [Link: tools.ietf.org] .
The QUIC Protocol ( [Link: en.wikipedia.org] ) has been designed on top of the UDP Protocol (User Datagram Protocol – [Link: en.wikipedia.org] ) and is a stateless communication protocol often used for real time video chats (like Chatroulette, Apple Facetime, Google Hangouts). Everything fast – not very much reliable – communication on the World Wide Web is been needed.
1. What is the idea? What is so special about Googles QUIC?
QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections pronounced quick) supports multiple multiplexed connection streams between to service endpoints over User Datagram Protocol (UDP) – that means with one single connection multiple content (fragments) can be transferred at one single time. It contains standard encryption and security protection equivalent to TLS/SSL but with one big big benefit: the time to build up a connection and transfer the first chunk of date (=reduced connection and transport latency).
Speed is the overall goal of QUIC – enhance the performance for connection-oriented web and video applications that by today still rely on TCP (Transmission Control Protocol – [Link: en.wikipedia.org] ).
2: How can you resolve this problem?
Let Google bring this draft of the protocol through the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) – [Link: www.ietf.org] and then they will push that Standard through all Tools and Services you currently know: Will be added to the Linux Kernel ( [Link: www.kernel.org] ) also today it serves a lot of Google Services and helps to improve their overall stability and performance ( [Link: www.chromium.org] ) – Summing up it will help the whole internet society.
Imagine you can download videos faster youtube streaming starts faster needs less bandwidth – Videos in Social Networks like Facebook will run faster and smoother.
If you like to dig deeper please check out this Pdf: [Link: www.ietf.org] .
Image: [Link: blog.chromium.org]
Tags: QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections), Faster Streaming, Downloading and Leeching, Internet protocol that makes World Wide Web faster, Transportprotokoll Quic zur Standardisierung, Quic-Protokoll