Support for Multipath TCP (MPTCP)
i have read a lot of articles about MPTCP recently. So I wondered why the best router OS pfsense is not supporting it. Perhaps none of the developers knows about it? Or FreeBSD is not supporting it? However, for FreeBSD there seems to be some kind of support:
But what does MPTCP: It bundles diffent network connections of the tcp layer, so the application can use multiple (internet) connections without even knowing it.
Why is it so important for me: Well it supports some scenarios which pfsense tries to support i.e. with apinger etc. in a much "better" way: Gateway failover, utilising multiple internet connections in the tcp session!
IF YOU COULD ADD THIS FEATURE, IT IS POSSIBLE TO BUILD SYSTEMS LIKE THESE: http://www.viprinet.com
Even IOS supports it for Siri!
Kind regards and i would love to see this feature!
#1 Updated by Jim Thompson about 1 year ago
- Assignee set to Jim Thompson
- Target version set to Future
- Affected Architecture set to All
Viprnet is just bonding, not mtcp.
When mtcp shows up in FreeBSD base (not as a side-project), we'll make this work.
#2 Updated by Jim Thompson about 1 year ago
Maybe in 11-RELEASE.
#4 Updated by Sven Oesterle about 1 month ago
I also would like to see it in PfSense.
I'm using MPTCP to bond my three connections (2x VDSL + LTE). It works perfectly! But of course I have to use a minimal linux system with iptables without any graphical interface or something and I really would like to switch back to PfSense :).