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Modern geosynchronous satellite networks are characterized by relatively
long latency but high bandwidth paths. For TCP, Performance Enhancing
Proxies (PEPs) are used to hide the impact of latency on TCP performance.
With PEP, TCP connection throughput of greater than 200 Mbps is state of
the art over satellite Internet access services. Transports such as QUIC
which cryptographically protect transport headers (intentionally) prevent
PEP techniques from being applied (for good reasons). The purpose of this
discussion list is to explore ideas for getting the performance of
transports such as QUIC on par with PEP-ed TCP performance but without the
use of a PEP equivalent.

This discussion is being set up on a separate mailing list (a) in order to
not distract from near term work of the QUIC working group and (b) because
the solution space is potentially broader than just the QUIC protocol. It
is also likely the potential solutions will be applicable in networks other
than geo satellite networks.

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