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Feature #4632

Support for Multipath TCP (MPTCP)

Added by Cullen Trey about 2 years ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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

0%


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!

History

#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.

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

#3 Updated by serdar kekik 4 months ago

Hello,

Could you please add this feature on 2.4.0 version?

#4 Updated by Sven Oesterle 3 months 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 :).

#5 Updated by Michael Kellogg about 1 month 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

#6 Updated by Jim Thompson about 1 month ago

when it's in FreeBSD.

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