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Support for Multipath TCP (MPTCP)

Added by Cullen Trey over 6 years ago. Updated 17 days ago.

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New
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
Operating System
Target version:
Start date:
04/18/2015
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% Done:

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Description

Hi,

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:

https://www.freebsd.org/news/status/report-2012-04-2012-06.html#Multipath-TCP-%28MPTCP%29-for-FreeBSD

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.

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6182
https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6824

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!

Actions #1

Updated by Jim Thompson almost 6 years ago

  • Assignee set to Jim Thompson
  • Target version set to Future
  • Affected Architecture All added
  • Affected Architecture deleted ()

Viprnet is just bonding, not mtcp.

When mtcp shows up in FreeBSD base (not as a side-project), we'll make this work.

https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-net/2013-March/034882.html

Actions #3

Updated by serdar kekik almost 5 years ago

Hello,

Could you please add this feature on 2.4.0 version?

Actions #4

Updated by Sven Oesterle almost 5 years 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 :).

Actions #5

Updated by Michael Kellogg over 4 years ago

Not sure where this is in development but this could really help me
so quick googling
http://blog.multipath-tcp.org/blog/html/index.html

Actions #6

Updated by Jim Thompson over 4 years ago

when it's in FreeBSD.

Actions #8

Updated by Michael F almost 3 years ago

+1 here
this is a great added value for pfsense !

Actions #9

Updated by Thomas Möhle over 2 years ago

+1
Support for mptcp would be greatly appreciated

Actions #10

Updated by IT IGP over 2 years ago

+1
would be great to have

Actions #11

Updated by Bouke Henstra about 2 years ago

+1

Actions #12

Updated by Jens Leinenbach almost 2 years ago

Well, I guess there's no further development right now. Last commit was 2019-12-12.
I couldn't find any hint if something was implemented in FreeBSD.

https://bitbucket.org/nw-swin/caia-mptcp-freebsd/wiki/Home
https://www.freebsdfoundation.org/project/multipath-tcp-for-freebsd/

Actions #13

Updated by Yury Zaytsev over 1 year ago

Telekom has started offering MTCP in Germany, and given the abysmal situation with broadband in the country we would be very happy if we could use this feature with pfSense...

Actions #14

Updated by Lucky Green 4 months ago

Jim Thompson wrote in #note-6:

when it's in FreeBSD.

Since my 2011 bounty for adding IPv6 support to pfSense <https://forum.netgate.com/topic/29973/ipv6-support-400-euros-545/16?_=1628547584384> was such a resounding success, I just posted a €1,000 /$1080 bounty for adding MPTCP <https://forum.netgate.com/topic/165721/bounty-1-000-1080-for-multipath-tcp-mptcp-in-pfsense&gt;.

If you are qualified to work on this bounty, please get in touch with me.

Thanks,
--Lucky

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