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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How to experience UDP hole punching using Ncat under Linux?

I'd like to see UDP hole punching in action. I tested it under Linux, using Ncat. Here's what I tried: Open port 1234/UDP on host A and port 12345/UDP on host B's firewall (I'm still behind NAT, but ...
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What is the difference between UDP and HTTP torrent trackers?

In the context of bittorrent what's the difference between http and udp trackers? HTTP is an application layer protocol and UDP is a transport layer protocol so the concepts seem non-overlapping. I ...
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Tunnelling UDP Traffic Through OpenVPN

Referring to this answer I'm trying to route UDP streaming through an available OpenVPN tunnel. On the VPN client machine, I've access to a UDP stream over an IP (udp://1.2.3.4:5555) which I want to ...
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Emulate console by sending data on one UDP port, and receive text from another

I'm trying to establish a “console-like” connection with a National Instruments cRIO-FRC. It broadcasts its console output onto 255.255.255.255, UDP port 6666. I can listen to it with: socat ...
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Which criteria is used by the linux kernel to pick udp source ports?

They are all of course greater than 1024, but can we narrow this range a bit more? Via wireshark the lowest I've seen is 30XXX. Does the kernel specify it's criteria somewhere?
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Can a VMWare player virtual machine receive udp packages?

I have a virtual machine running in VMWare player v6. The network type is NAT. An application in my virtual machine sends UDP packages to a server in the network of the host machine and needs to ...
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WPA blocks UDP broadcast

I use a convenient program called KDE Connect to interface a Linux/KDE computer with an Android device. It uses UDP broadcast. And it worked fine when my wifi was not encrypted. I recently had to ...
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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? [closed]

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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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 ...