Deadline-aware Transport Protocol
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QUIC                                                              Y. Cui
Internet-Draft                                                    Z. Liu
Intended status: Informational                                    H. Shi
Expires: January 26, 2021                                       J. Zhang
                                                     Tsinghua University
                                                                K. Zheng
                                                                 W. Wang
                                                                  Huawei
                                                           July 25, 2020

                   Deadline-aware Transport Protocol
                         draft-shi-quic-dtp-02

Abstract

   This document defines Deadline-aware Transport Protocol (DTP) to
   provide block-based deliver-before-deadline transmission.  The
   intention of this memo is to describe a mechanism to fulfill
   unreliable transmission based on QUIC as well as how to enhance
   timeliness of data delivery.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     1.1.  Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Design of DTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Abstraction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Architecture of DTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     3.3.  Deadline-aware Scheduler  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.4.  Deadline-aware Redundancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
     3.5.  Loss Detection and Congestion Control . . . . . . . . . .   9
   4.  Extension of QUIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     4.1.  New Frame: BLOCK_INFO Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     4.2.  Adjusted QUIC Frame: Timestamped ACK Frame  . . . . . . .  10
     4.3.  Redundancy Packet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   5.  DTP Use Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     5.1.  Block Based Real Time Application . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     5.2.  API of DTP  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
       5.2.1.  Data Transmission Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . .  13
       5.2.2.  Feedback Functions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   7.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   8.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17

1.  Introduction

   Many emerging applications have the deadline requirement for their
   data transmission.  However, current transport layer protocol like
   TCP [RFC0793] and UDP [RFC0768] only provide primitive connection
   establishment and data sending service.  This document proposes a new
   transport protocol atop QUIC [QUIC] to deliver application data
   before end-to-end deadline.

1.1.  Conventions

   The keywords MUST, MUST NOT, REQUIRED, SHALL, SHALL NOT, SHOULD,
   SHOULD NOT, RECOMMENDED, NOT RECOMMENDED, MAY, and OPTIONAL, when
   they appear in this document, are to be interpreted as described in
   [RFC2119].

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