[Chicago-talk] How reliable is UDP.

Jay Strauss me at heyjay.com
Tue Jul 12 16:22:55 PDT 2005

He never said he needed to "know" it got there

Randal L. Schwartz wrote:
>>>>>>"Richard" == Richard Reina <richard at rushlogistics.com> writes:
> Richard> I am in the process of writing a short program in
> Richard> which a  server sends small amounts of info to local
> Richard> clients (on a LAN).  I do not need the bi-directional
> Richard> communication offered by TCP, however, I would like
> Richard> the communication to be reliable.
> In order to know that the data got there, you need feedback.
> That's "bi-directional".
> So you've just contradicted yourself.
> If you want to know it got there, use TCP.  If it doesn't matter if
> every packet gets dropped when the net gets full, use UDP.

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