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Support for Multipath TCP (MPTCP)

Added by Cullen Trey almost 7 years ago. Updated 2 months ago.

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New
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Normal
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Operating System
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Start date:
04/18/2015
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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!

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