Over, Under, Around, and Through: A Detailed Comparison of QUIC and HTTP/3 Application Mapping vs. Protocol Encapsulation

Tuesday, 10 October, 2023 - 14:0014:40

Lucas Pardue, Cloudflare


This talk explores how QUIC and HTTP/3 are used for a range of diverse use cases. It provides a rapid on-ramp to the technology concepts and focuses on practical considerations that help to effectively use, operate, manage, or debug these fairly new protocols. We'll dive into the different approaches that applications can take to using QUIC, by focusing on HTTP/3 and related MASQUE tunneling techniques. We'll cover QUIC features, caveats, opportunities, and potential pitfalls. By the end, the audience will be comfortable with QUIC and familiar with a range of tools and resources that will help aid with specific needs of today or future developments of tomorrow.

Lucas Pardue, Cloudflare

Lucas is an engineer on the Cloudflare Protocols team, responsible for Layer 4 and Layer 7 traffic termination and optimization including TCP, TLS, QUIC, HTTP/2 and HTTP/3. He is also an active participant in open standards across a number of roles: Co-Chair of the IETF QUIC Working Group, author and contributor to several QUIC, HTTP and MASQUE related RFC standards, and board member of the UK Government's Open Standards Board.

@conference {292159,
author = {Lucas Pardue},
title = {Over, Under, Around, and Through: A Detailed Comparison of {QUIC} and {HTTP/3} Application Mapping vs. Protocol Encapsulation},
year = {2023},
address = {Dublin},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = oct

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