Network - User Datagram (UDP)

About

User Datagram Protocol establish connections that are:

It improve the latency by enabling the transfer of data before an agreement is provided by the receiving party.

The U implies less reliable data transmission than TCP connections.

UDP, as the U implies, gives less reliable data transmission than TCP connections.

You may have trouble sending large amounts of data that way, but it's still a useful capability to have.

UDP is connectionless. See UDP - (Datagram|Connectionless) Socket (Endpoint)

UDP emphasizes reduced latency over reliability. For a reliable data stream, see TCP.


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