1 juin/23
11:00 - 12:00 (Europe/Zurich)

QUIC Transport Protocol Performance and Security Considerations


31/3-004 at CERN


The Internet has long served as the Web's communications substrate, and historically that has meant TCP/IP. TCP is a clear text reliable stream protocol which predates the Web by about two decades and is usually implemented in the operating system's kernel. Starting in 2013, the Web community has reconsidered the use of clear text protocols and kernel resident protocols. The result is QUIC, a fully encrypted protocol intended to be implementable at the application layer. Adoption of QUIC will radically alter the security profile and performance characteristics of managed private edge networks including home and enterprise, for both Web servers and Web clients. Let's discuss.

Short bio:

Paul Vixie serves as VP and Distinguished Engineer at AWS Security, and is a Director at SIE Europe U.G. He was previously the founder and CEO of Farsight Security (2013-2021). In addition, he founded and operated the first anti-spam company (MAPS, 1996), the first non-profit Internet infrastructure software company (ISC, 1994), and the first neutral and commercial Internet exchange (PAIX, 1991). Vixie was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for work related to DNS, and is a prolific author of open source Internet software including Cron and BIND, and of many Internet standards concerning DNS and DNSSEC. He was CTO at Abovenet/MFN (1999-2001) and worked at DEC Western Research Lab (1988-1993) after dropping out of school in 1980. Vixie earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Keio University in 2011.