Packet Loss Signaling for Encrypted Protocols
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TSVWG                                                   A. Ferrieux, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                         I. Hamchaoui, Ed.
Intended status: Informational                               Orange Labs
Expires: May 6, 2020                                    I. Lubashev, Ed.
                                                     Akamai Technologies
                                                        November 3, 2019

             Packet Loss Signaling for Encrypted Protocols
                draft-ferrieuxhamchaoui-quic-lossbits-02

Abstract

   This draft adapts the general technique described in draft-
   ferrieuxhamchaoui-tsvwg-lossbits draft-ferrieuxhamchaoui-tsvwg-
   lossbits for QUIC using reserved bits in QUIC v1 header.  It
   describes a method that employs two bits to allow endpoints to signal
   packet loss in a way that can be used by network devices to measure
   and locate the source of the loss.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Notational Conventions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Loss Bits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  Setting the sQuare Bit on Outgoing Packets  . . . . . . .   3
       3.1.1.  Q Period Selection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Setting the Loss Event Bit on Outgoing Packets  . . . . .   4
   4.  Using the Loss Bits for Passive Loss Measurement  . . . . . .   4
     4.1.  End-To-End Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.2.  Upstream Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.3.  Correlating End-to-End and Upstream Loss  . . . . . . . .   6
     4.4.  Downstream Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.5.  Observer Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   5.  Ossification Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   7.  Privacy Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   8.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     8.1.  Since version 01  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     8.2.  Since version 00  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   9.  Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   10. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     10.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     10.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

1.  Introduction

   Packet loss is a hard and pervasive problem of day-to-day network
   operation, and proactively detecting, measuring, and locating it is
   crucial to maintaining high QoS and timely resolution of crippling
   end-to-end throughput issues.  To this effect, in a TCP-dominated
   world, network operators have been heavily relying on information
   present in the clear in TCP headers: sequence and acknowledgment
   numbers, and SACK when enabled.  These allow for quantitative
   estimation of packet loss by passive on-path observation.
   Additionally, the lossy segment (upstream or downstream from the
   observation point) can be quickly identified by moving the passive
   observer around.

   With QUIC, the equivalent transport headers are encrypted and passive
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