Webpage loading time analysis over QUIC

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Dr. Molnár Sándor
Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics

Since the appearance of WWW, HTTP is the protocol for transferring web traffic over the Internet. Over the past 20 years, there has been a big change in the content of Internet, therefore this protocol does not provide optimal parameters for downloading the contents of web sites. Google has been trying to find a better solution for this problem and thus they started to implement SPDY in 2009, after that QUIC in 2013. The aim of QUIC is to have faster communication between the server and the client in order to fulfill the requirements of the increasing number of user traffic.

During my thesis, I present the QUIC protocol, its working mechanism and its differences from SPDY and HTTP protocol. In the second section of my thesis I write about the details of my measurement environment and the websites I created for the measurements. I conducted the measurements with different parameters and I captured the result in Wireshark and in HTTP Archive files also. For analyzing the results I wrote two programs in Java programming language and with them I was able to get the necessary data from the captured files. In the fourth chapter I show some interesting results of my measurements. In the last section of my thesis I summarize my work and write about further measurement possibilities to be conducted in the future.


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