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UDP-Lite

Thought UDP and TCP was whole story in the world of IP transport protocols???

I just came across mention of UDP-Lite in the release notes of Linux kernel 2.6.20. UDP-Lite it turns out is a modified version of UDP which will attempt to deliver partial or mangled packets instead of simply dropping them as in regular UDP. This can prove useful for media or other uses where partial packets can still be useful. The protocol specifically states that this partial packet delivery is especially useful in error prone environments such as wireless.

There is always something new to learn…

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February 6th, 2007 Posted by Danny D'Amours | Linux | no comments

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