[Chicago-talk] How reliable is UDP.

Richard Reina richard at rushlogistics.com
Tue Jul 12 07:24:44 PDT 2005

Good Morning,

I am in the process of writing a short program in
which a  server sends small amounts of info to local
clients (on a LAN).  I do not need the bi-directional
communication offered by TCP, however, I would like
the communication to be reliable.  I have read that
UDP is unreliable.  Can anyone tell me quantitatively
how unrealiable UDP is?  How many transmission can I
expect to fail 1 out of 100, 1000, etc?

Thank you for your attention,


A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
 -Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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