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Use Cases and Operational Experience with Multipath TCP (RFC8041) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248831D
Original Publication Date: 2017-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2017-Jan-16
Document File: 60 page(s) / 75K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

O. Bonaventure: AUTHOR [+3]


Multipath TCP was specified in [RFC6824] and five independent implementations have been developed. As of November 2016, Multipath TCP has been or is being implemented on the following platforms:

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                    O. Bonaventure Request for Comments: 8041                                     UCLouvain Category: Informational                                        C. Paasch ISSN: 2070-1721                                              Apple, Inc.                                                                 G. Detal                                                                 Tessares                                                             January 2017

         Use Cases and Operational Experience with Multipath TCP


   This document discusses both use cases and operational experience    with Multipath TCP (MPTCP) in real networks.  It lists several    prominent use cases where Multipath TCP has been considered and is    being used.  It also gives insight to some heuristics and decisions    that have helped to realize these use cases and suggests possible    improvements.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is    published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force    (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has    received public review and has been approved for publication by the    Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents    approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet    Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at

 Bonaventure, et al.           Informational                     [Page 1]
 RFC 8041                    MPTCP Experience                January 2017

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