QUIC Loss Detection and Congestion Control
draft-ietf-quic-recovery-29

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QUIC                                                     J. Iyengar, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                    Fastly
Intended status: Standards Track                           I. Swett, Ed.
Expires: 12 December 2020                                         Google
                                                            10 June 2020

               QUIC Loss Detection and Congestion Control
                      draft-ietf-quic-recovery-29

Abstract

   This document describes loss detection and congestion control
   mechanisms for QUIC.

Note to Readers

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   Working Group information can be found at https://github.com/quicwg;
   source code and issues list for this draft can be found at
   https://github.com/quicwg/base-drafts/labels/-recovery.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   2.  Conventions and Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Design of the QUIC Transmission Machinery . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  Relevant Differences Between QUIC and TCP . . . . . . . . . .   5
     4.1.  Separate Packet Number Spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.2.  Monotonically Increasing Packet Numbers . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.3.  Clearer Loss Epoch  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     4.4.  No Reneging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.5.  More ACK Ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.6.  Explicit Correction For Delayed Acknowledgements  . . . .   7
     4.7.  Probe Timeout Replaces RTO and TLP  . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     4.8.  The Minimum Congestion Window is Two Packets  . . . . . .   8
   5.  Estimating the Round-Trip Time  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.1.  Generating RTT samples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.2.  Estimating min_rtt  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.3.  Estimating smoothed_rtt and rttvar  . . . . . . . . . . .   9
   6.  Loss Detection  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
     6.1.  Acknowledgement-based Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       6.1.1.  Packet Threshold  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
       6.1.2.  Time Threshold  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     6.2.  Probe Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       6.2.1.  Computing PTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       6.2.2.  Handshakes and New Paths  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       6.2.3.  Speeding Up Handshake Completion  . . . . . . . . . .  15
       6.2.4.  Sending Probe Packets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
     6.3.  Handling Retry Packets  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
     6.4.  Discarding Keys and Packet State  . . . . . . . . . . . .  17
   7.  Congestion Control  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  18
     7.1.  Explicit Congestion Notification  . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     7.2.  Initial and Minimum Congestion Window . . . . . . . . . .  19
     7.3.  Slow Start  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  19
     7.4.  Congestion Avoidance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     7.5.  Recovery Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  20
     7.6.  Ignoring Loss of Undecryptable Packets  . . . . . . . . .  20
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