What is User Datagram Protocol?

November 8, 2006 / Web Hosting

It is one of the base protocols of the Internet protocol suite. With this, all programs can send messages known as ‘data diagrams’ to one another however it is comparatively less reliable than TCP.

It is relatively fast and efficient for many time-sensitive purposes and useful for small servers; UDP basically needed for broadcast as well as multi-cast.

Network applications that make use of this protocol are inclusive Domain Name System, streaming media applications, and Voice over IP. And Trivial File Transfer Protocol.

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