UDP stands for User Datagram Protocol. With UDP applications can send messages (datagrams) to other hosts on a network without requiring prior communications to set up special transmission channels or data paths.

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UDP port scanning

UDP is connectionless, so I can't expect a response packet, necessarily. If the port is closed, I might get an ICMP error message, but if the firewall could silently drop the ICMP packet How could I ...
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VNC (or RDP) server using outbound connection only

How do I set up a VNC server that connects to an intermediary server to start an outbound communication, that can be used by a VNC client. This way the port forwarding doesn't need to be set up, and ...
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Re-stream (forward) UDP-Live-Video-Stream (using winsock) reduce video quality?

So, I used ffmpeg to stream the live webcam using UDP protocol to port 1111 : ffmpeg -f dshow -i video="Lenovo EasyCamera" -f mpegts udp://localhost:1111 When I played it directly by ffplay from ...
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Is the Transport Layer (e.g. UDP, TCP) handled by the Operating System usually?

I'm really new to networking and am struggling to understand this. I know the Transport Layer in the Internet Protocol Suite (at least the UDP and TCP protocols) contains the source and destination ...
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NAT and UDP replies by default

If I send UDP packets from Machine A with local port M behind a NAT to Machine B's port N, where Machine B is outside the NAT (elsewhere on the Internet), can I reasonably expect that NAT would pass ...
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What does a network packet consists of?

I know basic networking but I am not very good at it. Now I am calculating how many packets will be lost if I use UDP over IPv4. I can assume that the protocol overhead for data sent via UDP over IPv4 ...
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14 bytes preceeding the UDP packet, what is their purpose? Linux

I am analysing packets being sent from an MT4000 telemetry device. I have set up a listener in the terminal(Linux) and set to display the packets being received in hex. So far the packet incoming ...
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Streaming screen over LAN with VLC using RTP

I am trying to stream the screen (video and audio) from a Windows PC to a Linux one (Raspberry Pi), using VLC. I have tried emitting the screen through RTP (I want to do unicast), and then in the ...
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udp client sending ICMP “port unreachable” when receiveing messages from the server

(Note: I moved this question from StackOverflow, because it's to be considered off-topic there, better fits here, and still unsolved) I have a udp client using luasocket, basically doing this (with a ...
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Public wifi on public bus blocks all udp packets [closed]

Our public bus service gives us free WiFi but all UDP packets are blocked because I couldn't play online games that uses the udp protocol or make voip calls on my android phone. I ran a test on the ...
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Is there a simple audio player that can be remote controlled with UDP or TCP commands? [closed]

Is there a simple audio player that can be remote controlled with UDP or TCP commands? The control needed is very simple: Stop Play Pause Volume up Volume down Next Track Previous Track
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Is it possible to edit TCP and UDP packets?

Is it possible to edit the UDP and TCP packets a program sends? For example, we have a program that sends some information to its server. But we don't want to send some information that might be ...
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UDP port binding to loopback interface

I've been trying to play a video game in multiplayer, but after trying a lot of time, I begun to realize there was some problem with my loopback interface (Windows 7) I have UPnP activated in my ...
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How to sync two looping videos with mplayer and upd?

I am trying to sync two instances of mplayer with -upd-master and -udp-slave, and notice that the slave staggers for about a second when the master begins the loop anew. I am running debian 7.1 with ...
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TCP vs UDP. Sending data on a closed port

I try to understand differences between TCP and UDP packet on the error-checking. I know that UDP packets are connectionless and doesn't care that the packet will arrive the destination safely. And ...
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For what does ssh use UDP?

Wile doing research I noticed that SSH both uses TCP and UDP. I completely understand the use of TCP, but UDP seems a bit strange. Why would I use an "unreliable" transport protocol with minimal ...
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Changing the ports a program uses

This question might not even make sense. I have a very limited understanding of how networking protocols work. My phrasing of these questions might be very poor. My school has a firewall enabled. ...
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UDP Flood to Host in the firewall logs

When the router's firewall logs shows as follows UDP Flood to Host PRIVATE_LAN_CLIENT_IP, PORT ->> EXTERNAL_PUBLIC_IP, PORT (from WAN Outbound). Will those packets be routed to the private lan ...
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How to use netperf on specific NIC port?

I have two servers, SERVER and CLIENT and each server has its own onboard 1 GbE ports, and its own NIC with a 10 GbE port. SERVER and CLIENT are interconnected on both a 1 GbE switch (administrative ...
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How to force a process transmit over UDP instead of TCP?

I 'm running an ffserver process on a Linux machine, in order to achieve video streaming via ffmpeg. However, there is a delay on video streaming. On ffserver configuration file I define Port 8090. ...
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DNS Resolver for Windows over TCP

I know that DNS uses UDP with Port 53 for DNS queries. However, at my place sometimes UDP requests are blocked and DNS fails. I know that there is protocol for DNS over TCP and many public DNS servers ...
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UDP causing problems with other connections

I have implemented a file transfer program on Windows 64-bit platform using winsock API. I am using a 1Gbps connection. When I transfer files using TCP protocol, I am getting only 320 Mbps. when I ...
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UDP packet priorization simple howto

Is there a simple straightforward way to prioritize all UDP packets incoming on a specific interface? I have a UDP listener that receives information from external GPS devices through UDP, and when ...
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Can using UDP and OpenVPN lead to file corruption?

I know with TCP that it always checks your files to ensure nothing got fragmented or lost or destroyed. So if I use UDP for OpenVPN to download files or access an internal network, does that mean I ...
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OpenVPN client behind corporate firewall

I cannot connect from the corporate network at work to my OpenVPN server. However, with client and server settings untouched, connecting from other networks works. I can only assume that this is due ...
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UDP communication through proxy

I have following scenario: PC B must be capable of full TCP/UPD connectivity, so I'm testing scenario with typical FPS game. ProxyCap is proxifier software, that can connect to outside world ...
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WiFi UDP unicast vs. multicast speed

From what I have gathered UDP multicast / broadcast over WiFi will not yield the speed as one would have thought. What about UDP unicast over WiFi? Can anyone confirm that the latter will have a ...
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How does an ADSL modem tell which local client to associate with each response from a server?

Does an ADSL modem generate a random string for each request I make and when response comes it directs it to my computer (but not to my phone)?
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Windows 8.1 cannot block UDP connection?

I installed a BT software, which requires both TCP and UDP inbound connection. But my router is very weak. If the UPD/Tx goes up over 100, the router will die. And Windows does not have a function to ...
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what is type of ICMP packets? TCP or UDP

ping packets is a type of ICMP packets.Is there any relation between ICMP with TCP.In other can we guaranty their arrival in the network I want to know ICMP packets in the network is tcp or udp or ...
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Ping works, TraceRt is intermittent [duplicate]

When contacting any somewhat remote IP outside my ISP's network, their edge router (hop 5 in my case) shows partial failures (perhaps 3-4 out of 5 attempts generate *'s), but PING traffic goes through ...
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How to determine mcast_if of process listening on UDP multicast address?

How to determine mcast_if of process listening on UDP multicast address? I know I can netstat -lnp to show what processes are listening on which addresses, but a process may have a mcast_if ethX. ...
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How to monitor TCP and UDP port changes

I am running software on a server that may be turning off some ports and need to find out what it is. I have the ports I need to check. I just need to find out what is turning them off. How can I ...
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Broadcast address in IPV4

I have a small network with the subnet mask 255.255.255.240 and the IP range is 192.168.2.1 - 192.168.2.12. From 192.168.2.1, I want to broadcast a packet. I don't want this packet to go anywhere ...
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Using and testing UDP data over the internet [duplicate]

I have a GSM modem that sends data via UDP (it appears) I have configured it to send all data to my public IP address over the internet but no data is arriving at my end so I need to troubleshoot. I ...
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Are all internet file downloads using FTP protocol?

I heard, FTP is used to transfer files over a network. Also heard that it uses TCP port 20 and 21. So TCP is connection oriented. We have acknowledgments. If the transmission is lost, we should be ...
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Linux SOCKS5 tunneling not working with udp traffic

I am using the command ssh -N -D 0.0.0.0:1080 localhost which works perfectly fine for my web browser, but when I try and tunnel a UDP traffic application it doesn't work. I thought that socks5 ...
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“udp relay” via openssh socks proxy

I'm trying to run a UDP based multiplayer game (dota 2) via the following chain dota2 (OS X)-> proxycap -> ssh tunnel -> home machine (OS X) -> internet The home machine is running the ...
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How does a proxy know where to forward the requests to?

When a proxy receives a connection how does the proxy know where to forward the request to? For example in Java we can set a system property for proxy. So we set the IP of the proxy and the request is ...
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Are UDP packets firewall proof?

I have been testing this "bittorent sync" software (a peer to peer application) as an experiment. I decided to block the application using the Windows firewall on the computer that is running the ...
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What range of UDP ports may rtsp use, to configure a firewall?

To allow incoming rtsp streams, I must open incoming TCP port 554. I must also open a range of UDP ports. 6970 through 6999, says http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.security.shorewall/660 . At ...
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Wake-On-LAN and Access Control List with Mac over Internet

I am researching the best way to wake my computer through a firewall over the internet remotely (the computer to be woken is a Mac). Through external research, I have seen that I should be able to ...
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netcat udp address already in use

I am trying get a response from the server by using the command echo 'my message' | nc -l -u 127.0.0.1 2947 But I get nc:Address already in use. for a response. How do find the reason for this ...
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Send data from file to local UDP port

I've got an application, A, that listens on a user-defined UDP port for a specific message that normally comes from another application, B. Application B has a tool that allows recording these ...
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Limit UDP outbound traffic to loopback (localhost) instead of eth0

Atm i'm testing it on Ubuntu Server at VMware Workstation + Windows 7 local host with bridged connection. Later this has to go to live server. I have VLC streaming video file on Ubuntu with cvlc ...
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TCP vs UDP Error-Checking

I've bounced upon two articles that describe in-depth on how TCP and UDP connections work. However there is some kind of inconsistency. Where one article tells me that UDP does no Error-Checking at ...
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Port forwarding beginner

I have been trying to set up port forwarding for the past 48 hours and I can't quite get it. I have used online port scanners to see what ports are open and they are saying none, not even the port I ...
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DNS: can't dig 8.8.8.8 directly

me@ubuntu:# dig @8.8.8.8 google.com ; <<>> DiG 9.9.2-P2 <<>> @8.8.8.8 google.com ; (1 server found) ;; global options: +cmd ;; connection timed out; no servers could be ...
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FFmpeg/avconv and UDP - connect listener after sender?

I'm trying to troubleshoot a port binding issue in avconv/FFmpeg. I have two test commands; one which sends an audio stream over UDP: avconv -i test.wav ...
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How to detect if network is dropping UDP packets?

I'm got a video streaming application that runs fine in my office but fails miserably at the customer location. The symptom is that every couple of seconds, I stop receiving UDP packets for 2 seconds, ...