UDP

UDP: User Datagram Protocol

A protocol for transmitting data. As contrasted to TCP, UDP is:
  • packet-based
    Data is sent as discrete packets. No buffering is performed and packets are sent as soon as the sending application generates them.
  • unreliable
    UDP has no mechanism to notify the sending application whether a packet was delivered succesfully or was lost in transmission.
  • unordered
    No guarantees are made as to the order that data is presented to the receiving application.

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UDP: User Datagram Protocol

A protocol for transmitting data. As contrasted to TCP, UDP is:
  • packet-based
    Data is sent as discrete packets. No buffering is performed and packets are sent as soon as the sending application generates them.
  • unreliable
    UDP has no mechanism to notify the sending application whether a packet was delivered succesfully or was lost in transmission.
  • unordered
    No guarantees are made as to the order that data is presented to the receiving application.

See:

Created by: jcollie, Last modification: Thu 07 of Oct, 2004 (17:06 UTC)
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