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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Detect RIPv1 via NMAP

Due to the recent increase of reflection attacks noted by Akamais security teams using original RIP(classful, depreciated) I'm interested to see if some of the CPE running within a network segment ...
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UDP blocked by Windows XP Firewall when sending to local machine

I work for a software development company but the issue doesn't seem to be programming-related. Here is my setup: Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 3, all updated Program that sends UDP ...
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COD4 Linux game server doesn't send UDP packets as response to broadcast

I am setting up a bunch of Game servers for a medium sized LAN tournament using CentOS 6 and the various Linux binaries used for the game servers. With COD4 the servers did not show up in the server ...
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Is it possible to process millions of datagrams per second with Windows?

I am investigating if I can implement an HPC app on Windows that receives small UDP multicast datagrams (mostly 100-400 Bytes) at a high rate, using a dozen or up to maybe 200 multicast groups (i.e. ...
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Route only on output chain?

I have two machines A and B. I want to send iperf traffic from A to B, but first have it route through a userspace program on A. I did this with a tunneling device: therefore, I used the command ip ...
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iptables block access to all ports except 53 (tcp,udp) from one IP address

how can i block all ports from one IP address except the port 53 TCP,UDP? example: ip 192.168.0.15 access only port 53 (udp,tcp). thank you.
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How to tunnel UDP traffic over Tor?

I know that Tor does not support UDP for now . But I came upon certain application Onion Cat .But I don't know if it work or not . Is there any other procedure ? Is that even possible ? Please guide ...
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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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Unable to see broadcast packets with tcpdump

I am launching an application which broadcasts udp packets. I also have a simple python script to confirm that these packets are being broadcast: sock = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, ...
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UDP traffic through SSH tunnel

The title pretty much sums it up. I would like to send UDP traffic through a SSH tunnel. Specifically, I need to be able to send UDP packets through the tunnel and have the server be able to send ...
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UDP traffic through OpenVPN tunnel

I want to tunnel UDP traffic (Video) through OpenVPN between two clients. I am able to ping both the clients but unable to transmit video through the tunnel to the Client B.
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ISP Issues - TCP Out-of-Order

Accessing any webpage (basically any TCP connection), results in multiple retries before and long loading times before it loads a page with missing elements (reload might fix it). Google Chrome throws ...
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UDP over Internet

I have a small problem: I want to program a simple Apllication that sends a small word (in this case: "Hello") to a server. This Server should display it via cout. This is just a project to learn how ...
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Can't connect to udp tracker (Rtorrent)

So I just got rtorrent, fixed my settings, but it still won't connect to udp no matter which torrent i use, udp is enabled and every settings seems fine. Still I can't connect! Reply if you need some ...
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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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UDP traceroute delay?

We are seeing timeout packages when running traceroute command between two Linux systems on a private network. However, we do not see such symptoms using TCP or ICMP over traceroute. This is a private ...
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sshuttle using tproxy error requires recvmsg function

I'm using sshuttle from this repo https://github.com/seanzxx/sshuttle because im using OSX Yosemite. (Original version from apenwarr not working with OSX Yosemite). it's working fine with this ...
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Why filtering on udp port in TCPDUMP gives only fragmented IP frames

I've a device capturing traffic with Tcpdump filtering on "upd dst port" then it creates a pcap file to be read in wireshark. what I obtain from running: tcpdump udp dst port 5201 -qUns 0 -i wlan0 ...
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What is the primary function of the transport layer in the Internet protocol networking code [closed]

I am not sure if I have answered this question right, so would appreciate it if someone could correct me. The question is: What is the primary function of the transport layer in the Internet protocol ...
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How do I control the streaming frame rate of ffmpeg?

I am using ffmpeg to stream video: ffmpeg -i $file -f mpegts udp://hostname:port On another machine, I am using VLC to play the output stream. The problem I have is that VLC is playing the stream ...
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Forward all TCP and UDP connections over VPN

I have the following setup: OS: Ubuntu v13 Software: PPTP NIC 1 (eth1) IP: 10.2.95.207/24 Gateway: 10.2.95.1 (this is the network I want to connect to) NIC 2 (eth2) IP: 7.82.176.254/8 (the network ...
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Do I need to join a multicast group to send a packet or joining is just for listening?

I am confused here. Can anyone just send a packet to a multicast address and port? Where does the multicast group come into play here? Do I also need to send to a group? Can someone explain that to ...
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utorrent connectivity: Router drops packets

I have some problems downloading via uTorrent 3.4.2 on Win 7 x64. Symptoms: DHT is either Waiting to log in or Nodes (0), under Trackers its status is Waiting for announce... For any torrent, all ...
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Testing a Firewall against outgoing UDP ports

I'm trying to test which outgoing ports are allowed through a firewall. At the moment I can do this for TCP by port scanning portquiz.net (which is a server with all TCP ports open) from inside ...
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OpenVPN sans port forwarding on unfriendly networks

I have a problem. I'm about to move onto campus right in the middle of the semester. For a student, I have a complicated network setup where all of my systems are reliant on NAS and all of them VPN ...
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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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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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Home router config to allow for UDP broadcast

I have a homegrown piece of software that "listens" to UDP traffic at 255.255.255.255:5010. It works just great on my home network, but does not work on other people's networks. I think that my ...
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How to create a wireless-to-ethernet router?

I have a Debian machine, which I want to turn into a router. It will connect via wireless to a access-point, where it will get an IP. To its ethernet port, other machines will be connected. It will ...
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UDP socket flushed. What are the limitations? When it blocks?

I plan to send high amount of data through UDP (video streaming), and I thought in a system that requires to detect when an interface has reached maximum upload bandwith. I know that when I flush the ...
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Play UDP stream in VLC?

I receive an UDP video stream of which I know both the IP adresses and the incoming and outgoing ports of both computers. How can I plat his in vlc? udp:@:1234 Doesnt work for me. How to fix this?
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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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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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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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Does it matter what UDP port a WOL signal is sent to?

i have seen many WOL instances use port 7 and many use port 9, does it matter? Isn't it just looking for a WOL packet at layer 2 or ethernet?
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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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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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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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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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My Mac keeps broadcasting UDP packets to 255.255.255.255:2008

The source port changes rapidly, from 49xxx to 6xxxx. I tried to use lsof -i udp, and see there's process named mDNSRespo which holds a lot of udp sockets. However, none of these sockets' ports are of ...