Routing over QUIC: Bringing transport innovations to routing protocols


By combining the security features of TLS with the reliability of TCP, QUIC opens new possibilities for many applications. We demonstrate the benefits that QUIC brings for routing protocols. Current Internet routing protocols use insecure transport protocols. BGP uses TCP possibly with authentication. OSPF uses its own transport protocol above plain IP. We design and implement a library that allows to replace the transport protocols used by BGP and OSPF with QUIC. We apply this library to the BIRD routing daemon and report preliminary results.

Cristel Pelsser
Cristel Pelsser
Critical embedded systems, Computer networking, Researcher, Professor

The focus of my research is on network operations, routing, Internet measurements, protocols and security.