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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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, ...
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vlc part of desktop streaming to <host>:<port>

With VLC, I wish to stream a portion of the desktop and send it to another host on my local area network. The capture seems to work, I see a correct portion of the desktop into the VLC server, but ...
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Is sending syslog events over udp secure?

I'm considering using a service from papertrailapp.com (other similar services are loggly and splunk), where you configure your syslog to echo events to it over udp. It involves adding this entry to ...
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My laptop can't find a device that is connected to a my router but my other laptop can find it

I have this device that uses port 80000 and UDP. It came with a program that communicates with it. However, my laptop (laptop A) can't find that device using the program. So I tested the program to my ...
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Why is my UDP so slow?

I'm using Iperf on two VMs and when using TCP I find the performance is as follows: notroot@ubuntu:~$ iperf -s ------------------------------------------------------------ Server listening on ...
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How to direct a UDP Packet through a vps tunnel?

How to direct a UDP Packet through a VPN Tunnel over a WAN? Have been trying to set up a instant messenger service though the office network and it dose not have UDP flooding or UDP broadcasting. ...
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UDP packet and firewall

I notice when I send udp packets from computer A to computer B, B can receive the upd packets correctly but if I send udp packets from computer B to computer A the udp packets are not received A and ...
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Dropbox LAN sync - hint for an IP address

In my work network UDP broadcast networks are isolated between the WiFi and wired channels, so LAN sync discovery does not work. Is there a way to explicitly tell Dropbox to try a specific IP address ...
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UDP NAT punching for linksys wrt54g

I could not explain the strange NAT behavior, hope someone could help: I have a linksys wrt54g router at home. Client sends UDP keep alive packet from 192.168.1.20:16688 (nat outside public IP/port ...
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ffmpeg udp audio livestream

Having trouble getting the following command to stream audio through udp, is there a parameter missing? ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 1 -i hw:1 -ar 44100 -f mpegts udp://10.255.255.255:10000?pkt_size=1316 The ...
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UDP checksum inconsistency between sender and receiver

I want to write a program to generate udp checksum. to validate my progra, I need some real data. I send a udp packet from one machine to another machine, the packet can be correctly received by the ...
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Artificial network delay tcp/udp (bigger ping) for defined application? (windows)

I have a game where people can easy detect who i am looking at my ping, i want to make my ping highter. How can i set network delay for all network connections for defined application?
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How to get rid of UDP checksum error messages in virtual console?

Whenever I am streaming a video in the web browser, while connected to my school LAN via ethernet, and switch to the virtual console (ctrl-alt-f1) on Ubuntu, I get an error that looks like the ...
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How to wrap an UDP connection to improve resistance agains packet loss?

Suppose there is UDP connection that does not expect much packet loss. Are there already tools that allow wrapping a UDP connection to gain more reliability at expence of bandwidth and overhead, for ...
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What is the difference between UDP hole punching and STUN? [closed]

As the title says, what is the difference between UDP hole punching and STUN? Or is it the same?
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determine connections limit enforced by my ISP

I know my new ISP is enforcing a lot of different limitations. They refuse to say what are the limits. To determine bandwidth I can use sites like http://www.voiptest.org/ (BTW it shows me ~15% of ...
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Tunnelling TCP connection through NAT

My server is in my school's NAT and my desktop computer is in my home NAT. I want to SSH to my server from home. I normally used school's VPN, but recently for some reason I can't. So I'm looking for ...
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How to optimise a Motorola Wing 5.3 Access Point for UDP traffic

I have a motorola wing v 5.3 which I need to optmise for UDP traffic. I have some UDP packet loss and I think that if I change the AP configuration I would get a better result. Anyone has experience ...
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IP checksum offload

I recently updated to Windows 8 and get alot of invalid packet transfers. It says "Ip checksum offload?" (Wireshark) and most of my packets get lost. The checksum is 0x00. I also updated my NIC ...
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Puzzling TCP performance over 3G / UMTS

I'm using 3G as my primary internet connection, and TCP over this thing is getting more puzzling every day. For example: Downloading from kernel.org is crazy fast: $wget ...
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Connecting Android via wifi to Wifly RN-XV RN-171 using Access Point (soft AP) mode not working

I hope somebody has encountered this problem and knows how to fix it. I purchased a Roving Networks RN-XV module to communicate directly with an Android device. I thought it would be perfect because ...
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What would cause different rates of packet loss between client and server in UDP?

If I've implemented a reliable UDP file transfer protocol and I have a file that deliberately drops a percentage of packets when I transmit, why would it be more evident that transmission time ...
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Routers and NAT hole punching? [closed]

I'm trying to understand why UDP hole punching works. Given peers A, B behind a NAT router and Server with port 80 open. A sends a packet to Server from port 1234. This causes the router to open a ...
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Kill UDP port that has no process?

My VPN client sometimes can't bind to the UDP port (500) it uses. It seems to leave behind a "bind" to port 500 on a previous run, even though it has quit. The port is reported as "already in ...
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What is blocking incoming packets to port 67?

I have a DSP connected to a Windows 7 laptop by Ethernet. The laptop has all firewalls disabled (I’ve even tried stopping the Windows firewall service and DHCP). The DSP is sending well-formed BOOTP ...
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RTP input stream on VLC

I'm trying to play on VLC a RTP input stream coming from the port 9954, UDP socket. So, I launch VLC on the console with this command: vlc -vvv rtp://:@9954. VLC appears, but no media is played. The ...
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Force DNS resolution to use TCP

My Comcast internet connection has been giving problems in DNS resolution, and I am guessing the reason is a probably broken or limited UDP. I am currently working around it by tunneling over TCP ...
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Wake On Lan will not work no matter what

I have been having the most frustrating time trying to get my desktop computer to wake up from a magic packet. The worst part is, I am almost 100% sure that I have had it working on this computer in ...
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TCP/UDP hole punching from and to the same NAT network

I was wondering if tcp/udp hole punching would still work when you are in the same network (behind a NAT), and what the packet's path would be. What happens when using hole punching on the same ...
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UDP client behaving differently for wifi router

I have a setup like, main router is connected to modem(ISP), I have connected one wifi router to main router, and another wifi router to above wifi router, so have 3 levels of routers. Now I connected ...
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Multiple connection attempts per minute on udp port 1024 - What might be the cause?

Here's a small sample from my firewall log: Sep 24 14:51:04 server Shorewall:net2fw:DROP: IN=eth0 OUT= MAC=44:87:fc:8a:f2:c3:00:04:ed:dd:e6:4a:08:00 SRC=213.5.110.105 DST=10.1.1.3 LEN=131 TOS=00 ...
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DHCP: broadcast flag

I'm looking at some DHCP packets through wireshark. I notice that in the bootp section, there is a broadcast flag. However, the dest IP is 255.255.255.255. Isn't it enough to indicate that it's ...
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A port scanner or proxy server for testing UDP (or all other) protocols on particular (or all) ports

I have a problem GPS localizer (TK102), that is probably sending out data over UDP, but my server isn't receiving it (while it does from other clients, using UDP and this IP/port). I asked on ...
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How to transfer data between two networks efficiently

I would like to transfer files between two places over the internet. Right now I have a VPN and I am able to browse, download and transfer files. So my question is not really how to transfer the ...