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  1. user datagram protocol(Noun)

    A communications protocol that has no error recovery features, and is mostly used to send streamed material over the Internet

Freebase

  1. User Datagram Protocol

    The User Datagram Protocol is one of the core members of the Internet protocol suite. With UDP, computer applications can send messages, in this case referred to as datagrams, to other hosts on an Internet Protocol network without prior communications to set up special transmission channels or data paths. The protocol was designed by David P. Reed in 1980 and formally defined in RFC 768. UDP uses a simple transmission model with a minimum of protocol mechanism. It has no handshaking dialogues, and thus exposes any unreliability of the underlying network protocol to the user's program. As this is normally IP over unreliable media, there is no guarantee of delivery, ordering or duplicate protection. UDP provides checksums for data integrity, and port numbers for addressing different functions at the source and destination of the datagram. UDP is suitable for purposes where error checking and correction is either not necessary or performed in the application, avoiding the overhead of such processing at the network interface level. Time-sensitive applications often use UDP because dropping packets is preferable to waiting for delayed packets, which may not be an option in a real-time system. If error correction facilities are needed at the network interface level, an application may use the Transmission Control Protocol or Stream Control Transmission Protocol which are designed for this purpose.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of user datagram protocol in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of user datagram protocol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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